UN says armed attacks in eastern Congo kill Ebola responders
Rebels have attacked and killed Ebola response workers in eastern Congo, the World Health Organization chief said Thursday, an alarming development that could cause the waning outbreak to again pick up momentum in what has been called a war zone.
We report a candidate lead (compound #5: ((10R)-10-(4-hydroxyphenyl)-11,12,14,16-tetraazatetracyclo[7.7.0.02,7.011,15] hexadeca-1(16), 2(7),3,5,8,12,14-heptaen-8-ol)) with high drug-likeness score, promising lead-likeness behaviour and high median lethal dose. The candidate lead compound #5 engages in hydrogen bonding and hydrophobic interactions with VP40 active site residues. Thus, the lead compound #5 is recommended for further in vitro and in vivo validations for further consideration. PMID: 31787811 [PubMed]
As the outbreak wanes, one vaccine has been approved and another has entered the next phase of testing
[WHO] The unprecedented 2014- 2015 Ebola epidemic affected approximately 10,675 Liberians and had a devastating impact on the fragile health system. Lessons learned from the outbreak enabled the Ministry of Health (MoH) with support from partners to develop an Investment Plan for Building a Resilient Health System (2015- 2021) which placed emphasis on strengthening Epidemic preparedness, surveillance and response as a strategic investment area.
[VOA] Rebels have attacked and killed Ebola response workers in eastern Congo, the World Health Organization chief said Thursday, an alarming development that could cause the waning outbreak to again pick up momentum in what has been called a war zone.
[Observer] Hell's Gate, a feature film about the 2014 Ebola Virus Disease outbreak in Liberia is set to be launched on Friday, November 29, 2019, at Golden Gate Hotel, near SKD Sports Complex.
Six new confirmed cases were reported between 20 to 26 November in the ongoing Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in North Kivu and Ituri provinces.
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[MSF] The current Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is the worst on record in the country and the second-largest epidemic of the disease recorded anywhere. Almost a year after the declaration of the outbreak, more than 2,195 people have died from the virus.
[VOA] More than one-third of the United Nation's Ebola responders in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo city of Beni were relocated Tuesday amid growing insecurity in the area, while the other responders remained to help combat the deadly outbreak.