Tag: Ebola


Uganda Confirms Three More Ebola Deaths

The health ministry also says four more infections confirmed in the past 24 hours in the outbreak detected in Mubende district. Health authorities in Uganda have confirmed the death of three more Ebola patients in the country, days after declaring an outbreak of a strain of the disease in a central district. In a statement released on Friday, the health […]


New Case Of Ebola Hits The Congo

The World Health Organization (WHO), in a press release, has noted that a new case of the Ebola virus disease was confirmed in the city of Beni in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). “While not welcome news, this is an event we anticipated. We kept response teams in Beni and other high-risk areas for precisely this reason,” said […]


Haiti Cries — No Ebola!

Haitian health authorities have denied reports of several cases of the deadly Ebola virus in the French-speaking country. The Ministry of Public Health, in a statement denying the reports said it was alerted to the presence of a passenger from a country where some regions are facing an outbreak of Ebola. It said it was also alerted on the same […]


Ebola In The Congo

The second case of Ebola has been detected in the eastern Congolese city of Goma, increasing fears the virus could establish a foothold in the densely populated area close to the Rwandan border. A Congolese health official said all measures have been put in place to ensure that the case is taken care of in Goma. Goma’s first Ebola case […]


Ebola Virus Fragments Can Persist In Semen Up To Nine Months

New studies have shown that the Ebola virus can remain in some men’s semen for at least nine months after they were initially infected, a longer period than was originally thought, according to a report published  in the New England Journal of Medicine. These results are the first of a long-term study that has been jointly conducted by the Sierra […]


Ebola Breakthrough Vaccine Near

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), results from an interim analysis of the Guinea Phase III efficacy vaccine trial show that VSV-EBOV (Merck, Sharp & Dohme) is highly effective against Ebola. “This is an extremely promising development,” said Dr Margaret Chan, Director-General of the World Health Organization. “The credit goes to the Guinean Government, the people living in the […]


Mali Is Free At Last Of Ebola

After 42 days without any new cases of Ebola, Mali’s health minister says the country is now free of the Ebola virus. “I declare on this day…the end of the end of the Ebola epidemic in Mali,” Ousmane Kone said in a statement in which he thanked the country’s health workers and international partners for their work to halt the […]


WHO: Health Partners Unite To Build Stronger Systems For Health In Ebola-Affected Countries

The World Health Organization (WHO), in a recent press release, said that Ministers of Health and Finance of Ebola-affected countries, international organizations and development partners assembled for a high-level meeting to decide on how to strengthen systems of health in Ebola-affected countries as well as find ways to rebuild and strengthen essential health services in these countries. “People in Ebola-affected […]


What You Need To Know About Ebola

President Obama, in his weekly address, sought to explain some of the steps his administration is taking to tackle the Ebola disease. First, he said, “Meeting a public health challenge like this isn’t just a job for government.  All of us-citizens, leaders, the media-have a responsibility and a role to play.  This is a serious disease, but we can’t give in to […]


WHO Convenes Industry Leaders And Key Partners To Discuss Trials And Production Of Ebola Vaccine

In a move to arrest the outbreak of the Ebola disease, the World Health Organization (WHO) convened a meeting with high-ranking government representatives from Ebola-affected countries and development partners, civil society, regulatory agencies, vaccine manufacturers, and funding agencies yesterday to discuss and agree on how to fast track testing and deployment of vaccines in sufficient numbers to impact the Ebola […]