Op-Ed: Should you be worried about Ebola? It depends on where you live

People who contract Ebola are three to four times less likely to die from it if they are treated in a high-income country such as the United States rather than in places like Congo or western Africa.
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The organization granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation to V920 in July 2016 and it now has a target action date of March 14, 2020
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A gas explosion has sparked a fire at a Russian bioweapons facility which stores viruses including Ebola, smallpox and Anthrax. The blast occurred on Monday after a gas cylinder exploded during scheduled repair work on the fifth floor of the six-story Russian State Centre for Research on Virology and Biotechnology, commonly known as Vector, the facility said in a statement. No biological material was held in the sanitary inspection room where the explosion occurred, and no structural damage was caused to the concrete laboratory building, the center added. One worker was taken to hospital and is being treated in intensive c...
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Facility know as Vector is one of only two sites holding virus, and also houses Ebola samplesA gas explosion has sparked a fire at a Russian laboratory complex stockpiling viruses ranging from smallpox to Ebola, authorities have said.The State Research Centre of Virology and Biotechnology denied that the fire had exposed the public to the pathogens stored inside, some of the deadliest on Earth.Continue reading...
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On tour in Africa, American officials said the U.S. would keep providing aid. But Congo ’s response has been uneven, and the former health minister has been jailed.
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Former Democratic Republic of Congo health minister Oly Ilunga has been detained over allegations of mismanaging public funds worth $4.3 million that were allocated to fighting the Ebola outbreak in the country, one of his lawyers told CNN on Monday.
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US health official urges transparency in Tanzania mystery death after Ebola-like symptoms
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[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The government yesterday allayed fears over reports that a Tanzanian medical doctor who was studying in Uganda had died of a viral infection akeen to the deadly Ebola disease.
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[New Times] Members of the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) who held a meeting in Kigali on Friday to discuss regional countries' preparedness for Ebola and Dengue fever are concerned that there is no common regional policy, practice or guidelines on responding to an outbreak of epidemic diseases.
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Former Minister of Health Oly Ilunga has been taken into custody as part of an investigation into the use of Ebola funds, according to a statement by Congo police. There have been nearly 2,000 Ebola-related deaths in the country, and roughly $200 million in aid donated in the past year.
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Former Minister of Health Oly Ilunga has been taken into custody as part of an investigation into the use of Ebola funds, according to a statement by Congo police. There have been nearly 2,000 Ebola-related deaths in the country, and roughly $200 million in aid donated in the past year.
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