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Op-Ed: Viruses as a huge resource? Virus-eating plankton show the way

Sydney - Everyone knew viruses were on the rampage long before the pandemic. Are they unstoppable? No; in fact some marine microbes are virus-hunting specialists, and there are some interesting new findings with that.

UN bodies including UNICEF, WHO probe DR Congo sex abuse reports

Geneva - UNICEF on Wednesday became the third UN agency to launch an internal inquiry into sexual abuse of women in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), promising "serious consequences" for any culprits.

DR Congo declares end to Ebola epidemic in east

Apo - DR Congo on Thursday officially declared an end to an Ebola epidemic that broke out in the east of the troubled country two years ago and went on to claim over 2,000 lives.

Ebola: Profile of a killer

Paris - The Democratic Republic of Congo on Thursday officially declared an end to an epidemic of Ebola that broke out in the east of the country in August 2018 and claimed 2,277 lives.

DR Congo reports fresh Ebola outbreak

Apo - DR Congo reported a fresh Ebola outbreak in its northwest on Monday, the latest health emergency for a country already fighting an epidemic of the deadly fever in the east as well as a surging number of coronavirus infections.

Second Ebola vaccine introduced in DR Congo

Goma - Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo Thursday introduced a second vaccine to fight the deadly Ebola virus in the east of the country, the Doctors Without Borders (MSF) charity said.

Congolese anti-Ebola fighter killed as new vaccine arrives

Bunia - A radio host who helped spread the word in the fight against Ebola has been stabbed to death at his home in northeast Democratic Republic of Congo, the army said Sunday.

Ebola still an 'urgent' global health emergency: WHO

Geneva - The deadly Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) remains an "urgent" global health emergency, The World Health Organization (WHO) said Friday at its Emergency Committee meeting.

Second Ebola vaccine to be used in DR Congo next month

Apo - Doctors will use a second Ebola vaccine from November in three eastern provinces in the Democratic Republic of Congo to fight the deadly virus, medical officials said Sunday.

Ebola virus now squeezed into 'corner' of DR Congo: WHO

Geneva - Efforts to halt an Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo have made "significant progress", with the virus now contained to a far smaller and mainly rural area, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Thursday.

Second Ebola vaccine to be introduced in DRC in mid-October: WHO

Geneva - The Democratic Republic of the Congo is to introduce a second vaccine next month to combat the Ebola virus, which has killed more than 2,100 people in the country, the World Health Organization said Monday.

WHO accused of rationing Ebola vaccine in DR Congo

Apo - Aid group Doctors Without Borders (MSF) on Monday accused the World Health Organization of rationing the Ebola vaccine in the Democratic Republic of Congo where more than 2,100 people have died of the deadly virus.

UN chief expresses solidarity with Ebola-hit DR Congo

Goma - UN chief Antonio Guterres started a three-day tour of the Democratic Republic of Congo Saturday, expressing "solidarity" with a region ravaged by violence and an Ebola epidemic.

DR Congo Ebola death toll crosses 2,000 ahead of UN chief's visit

Apo - The Ebola outbreak in DR Congo showed no signs of easing Friday on the eve of the UN chief's visit to the country, with the death toll from the highly contagious virus crossing 2,000 and a new fatality in neighbouring Uganda.

DR Congo Ebola death toll crosses 2,000 ahead of UN chief's visit

Apo - The Ebola outbreak showed no signs of easing in DR Congo Friday on the eve of the UN chief's visit, with the death toll from the highly contagious virus crossing 2,000 and a new fatality in neighbouring Uganda.

First confirmed Ebola cases in DR Congo's South Kivu province

Bukavu - The eastern DR Congo province of South Kivu has recorded its first confirmed cases of Ebola in the country's year-old epidemic, one of which was a fatality, the provincial government said Friday.

Ebola appears to be curable, following successful drug tests

Scientists have raised the possibility that Ebola virus infection is curable. A new study found that over 90 percent of infected people can survive if treated early using one of two newly assessed drugs.

DR Congo Ebola epidemic widens on eve of first anniversary

Goma - An Ebola epidemic in eastern DR Congo sharply widened Wednesday, the eve of the first anniversary of the outbreak, with one death and another diagnosis reported and the quarantining of 15 people in a previously unaffected province.

World Bank deploys $300 mn to DR Congo to contain Ebola outbreak

Washington - The World Bank announced Wednesday it was deploying another $300 million in crisis aid for DR Congo to help contain the year-old Ebola outbreak.

World Bank deploys $300 mn to DR Congo to contain Ebola outbreak

Washington - The World Bank announced Wednesday it was deploying another $300 million in crisis aid for DR Congo to help contain the Ebola outbreak.

In eastern DR Congo, influx of Ebola money is source of friction

Butembo - The UN is about to pound the drum for millions of dollars to stiffen the fight against Ebola in DR Congo, but at the heart of the epidemic, a money influx may worsen grassroots problems.

DR Congo Ebola outbreak an emergency of global concern: WHO

Apo - The World Health Organization on Wednesday declared the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo a "public health emergency of international concern," a rare designation only used for the gravest epidemics.

DR Congo Ebola outbreak 'health emergency' of international concern: WHO

Geneva - The World Health Organization on Wednesday declared the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo a "public health emergency of international concern," a rare designation only used for the gravest epidemics.

Ebola patient in DR Congo city of Goma has died: governor

Goma - The first patient to be diagnosed with Ebola in the eastern DR Congo city of Goma has died, the governor of North Kivu province said on Tuesday.

Ebola case in DRC's Goma 'a warning': WHO

Geneva - A confirmed Ebola case in the key Democratic Republic of Congo city of Goma is "a warning" about the dangers of the outbreak, a top UN official said Monday.

Pastor confirmed with Ebola as disease spreads in DR Congo

Apo - The first case of Ebola has been confirmed in Goma, the biggest city to have been affected by the disease since its outbreak in eastern DR Congo last August, the health ministry said on Sunday.

WHO emergency panel meets on Ebola after Uganda deaths

Geneva - The World Health Organization emergency committee will decide Friday whether to declare a raging Ebola epidemic an international threat, after an outbreak that began in Democratic Republic of Congo crossed into Uganda.

Second patient dies of Ebola in Uganda, as death toll climbs in DRC

Kanpala - Uganda on Thursday recorded its second Ebola fatality since the virus spread from neighbouring DR Congo, where officials said a 10-month-old epidemic had now killed more than 1,400 people.

Second patient dies of Ebola in Uganda: health official

Kanpala - A 50-year-old woman who tested positive for Ebola in Uganda has died, a health ministry official told AFP Thursday, the second fatality since the virus spread from neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo.

WHO considers declaring Ebola 'global emergency' as virus spreads

A 5-year-old boy vomiting blood became the first cross-border victim in the current Ebola outbreak on Wednesday, while his 3-year-old brother and grandmother tested positive for the disease that has killed nearly 1,400 people in Congo.
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Ebola is one of the most virulent diseases known to man.
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As three West African countries face the biggest outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in history the W...
As three West African countries face the biggest outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in history the World Health Organization has launched its biggest ever initiative to combat spread of the virus.
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Nigeria is now monitoring 198 people and has 10 confirmed Ebola virus cases.
Nigeria is now monitoring 198 people and has 10 confirmed Ebola virus cases.
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A team of funeral agents specialised in the burial of victims of the Ebola virus put a body in a gra...
A team of funeral agents specialised in the burial of victims of the Ebola virus put a body in a grave at the Fing Tom cemetery in Freetown, on October 10, 2014
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A new outbreak of the Ebola virus sparks fears of more deaths in Sierra Leone.
A new outbreak of the Ebola virus sparks fears of more deaths in Sierra Leone.
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Conakry  the capital of Guinea.
Conakry, the capital of Guinea.
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Research inside a biosafety level 4 laboratory shows researcher wearing airtight, pressurized suit. The suits are linked to dedicated systems that include breathing air compressors, alarms and emergency backup air tanks, and a high efficiency particulate air filtration system for the exhaust air.
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On August 10  2018  an Ebola vaccination team member administers the Ebola vaccine in Beni  North Ki...
On August 10, 2018, an Ebola vaccination team member administers the Ebola vaccine in Beni, North Kivu, DRC.
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The World Health Organization said on Monday that an outbreak of Ebola in West Africa has been large...
The World Health Organization said on Monday that an outbreak of Ebola in West Africa has been largely contained in Senegal and Nigeria.
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NHS trains health workers to fight Ebola in Sierra Leone
NHS trains health workers to fight Ebola in Sierra Leone
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The Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone continues.
The Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone continues.
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Map of Guinea showing the location of Dubrecka and Forecariah. Both localities reported 11 new Ebola...
Map of Guinea showing the location of Dubrecka and Forecariah. Both localities reported 11 new Ebola cases last week.
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Sister Marietta walks among the grave sites of EVD victims in Zaire (now Democratic Republic of the ...
Sister Marietta walks among the grave sites of EVD victims in Zaire (now Democratic Republic of the Congo), 1976.
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Picture taken and released on August 7, 2014 by the Spanish Defense Ministry shows Roman Catholic priest Miguel Pajares, who contracted the Ebola virus, being transported from Madrid's Torrejon air base to the Carlos III hospital upon his arrival
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Ebola response in Koinadugu District  Sierra Leone.
Ebola response in Koinadugu District, Sierra Leone.
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Nebraska Medicine, biocontainment unit
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Delegates learning about the latest Ebola research at the PDA Global Microbiology conference in Bethesda, MD, U.S. October 2015.
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To enter some buildings, visitors must be screened or checked for a fever. A reading at or above 38.6 degrees Celsius (or 101.5 degrees Fahrenheit) means you will not be allowed to enter.
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