Ebola

  • Ebola Dec 20, 2019

    FDA Approves First Ebola Vaccine in the US

    The Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday the approval of a vaccine to prevent the deadly Ebola virus, NBC News reports.

  • Sep 22, 2019

    UN Agency: Tanzania Not Sharing Details on Ebola-Like Cases

    The World Health Organization has issued an unusual statement raising questions about whether Tanzania is covering up possible cases of the deadly Ebola virus, a significant cause for concern during a regional outbreak that has been declared a rare global health emergency. The statement Saturday says Tanzania’s government “despite several requests” is refusing to share the results of its investigations...

  • Jul 17, 2019

    Ebola Outbreak in Congo Declared a Global Health Emergency

    The deadly Ebola outbreak in Congo is now an international health emergency, the World Health Organization announced Wednesday after the virus spread this week to a city of 2 million people. A WHO expert committee had declined on three previous occasions to advise the United Nations health agency to make the declaration for this outbreak, which other experts say has...

  • Jul 10, 2019

    Merck’s Ebola Vaccine Helps Combat Deadly Outbreak in the Congo as the Virus Spreads

    The Ebola virus is once again wreaking havoc in the war-torn North Kivu and Ituri provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, claiming an estimated 1,625 lives so far in its second-deadliest outbreak ever. The ongoing outbreak follows the most devastating Ebola epidemic in history, which killed 11,310 and infected 28,616 people in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia in...

  • Jul 10, 2019

    Merck’s Ebola Vaccine Helps Combat Deadly Outbreak in the Congo as the Virus Spreads

    The Ebola virus is once again wreaking havoc in the war-torn North Kivu and Ituri provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, claiming an estimated 1,625 lives so far in its second-deadliest outbreak ever. The ongoing outbreak follows the most devastating Ebola epidemic in history, which killed 11,310 and infected 28,616 people in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia in...

  • Jun 18, 2019

    Porous Border Could Hinder Efforts to Stem Spread of Ebola

    Several well-trodden paths crisscross this lush area where people walk between Congo and Uganda to visit nearby family and friends and go to the busy markets. The problem is that the pedestrians may unknowingly be carrying the deadly Ebola virus, and hindering efforts to control the current outbreak in eastern Congo, which has killed more than 1,400 people. The busy...

  • Jun 15, 2019

    Ugandan Medics Now Tackling Ebola Say They Lack Supplies

    The isolation ward for Ebola patients is a tent erected in the garden of the local hospital. Gloves are given out sparingly to health workers. And when the second person in this Uganda border town died after the virus outbreak spread from neighboring Congo , the hospital for several hours couldn’t find a vehicle to take away the body. “We...

  • Jun 15, 2019

    Ugandan Medics Now Tackling Ebola Say They Lack Supplies

    The isolation ward for Ebola patients is a tent erected in the garden of the local hospital. Gloves are given out sparingly to health workers. And when the second person in this Uganda border town died after the virus outbreak spread from neighboring Congo , the hospital for several hours couldn’t find a vehicle to take away the body. “We...

  • Mar 7, 2019

    Response to Ebola in Congo Hampered by Violence, Group Says

    Health workers battling Ebola in eastern Congo are facing “a climate of deepening community mistrust” nearly seven months after the outbreak began, Doctors Without Borders warned Thursday. The medical aid group has temporarily suspended its operations at two treatment centers located in the epidemic’s epicenter after both were set ablaze by unknown attackers. There have been some “30 different incidents...

  • Jan 13, 2019

    Possible Ebola Patient Released From Nebraska Hospital

    An American being monitored at a Nebraska medical center for possible exposure to the deadly Ebola virus has been released from the hospital, having shown no signs of the disease. The Nebraska Medicine-Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha said in a news release that the patient left the hospital Saturday morning after completing a required 21-day monitoring period. The facility announced...

  • Dec 29, 2018

    American Possibly Exposed to Ebola Monitored at Nebraska Hospital

    An American who was providing medical assistance in Congo may have been exposed to the deadly Ebola virus and is being monitored at a Nebraska medical center. The University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha confirmed Saturday that it was housing the person in a secure area that is not accessible to other patients or the public. Spokesman Taylor Wilson...

  • Dec 29, 2018

    American Possibly Exposed to Ebola Monitored at Nebraska Hospital

    An American who was providing medical assistance in Congo may have been exposed to the deadly Ebola virus and is being monitored at a Nebraska medical center. The University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha confirmed Saturday that it was housing the person in a secure area that is not accessible to other patients or the public. Spokesman Taylor Wilson...

  • Jun 1, 2018

    Facebook Ending ‘Trending’ Topics, Tests Breaking News Label

    Facebook is shutting down its ill-fated “trending” news section after four years, a company executive told The Associated Press. The company claims the tool is outdated and wasn’t popular. But the trending section also proved problematic in ways that would presage Facebook’s later problems with fake news, political balance and the limitations of artificial intelligence in managing the messy human...

  • Jul 25, 2017

    ‘You Get Scared Every Day’: West Africans Face Life as Undocumented Immigrants After End of Ebola Relief Program

    In 2014, the Department of Homeland Security implemented TPS — a temporary relief program for immigrants whose homelands are in crisis — for people from three West African countries hit hard by the Ebola epidemic: Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. Now, former TPS recipients say they face a difficult choice: Abandon the lives they’ve built up in the U.S. for...

  • May 8, 2017

    Bacteria Appears to be Behind Mysterious Outbreak in Liberia: CDC

    A contagious bacterial infection appears to be the cause of at least some cases in a mysterious outbreak in Liberia, U.S. health officials said Monday. The bacteria can cause meningitis, a dangerous brain infection, as well as blood infections. The country has reported 31 illnesses, including 13 deaths. The germ is spread through close contact with someone who’s infected, so...

  • Apr 8, 2017

    Tourist’s Blood Leads to Potential Treatment for Deadly Ebola Cousin

    A woman came back from a trip to the Uganda jungle with Marburg virus, a cousin of Ebola that’s even deadlier, NBC News reported....
    Now, Michelle Barnes’ blood has a provided a potential cure for the infection....
    Researchers at Vanderbilt University and Mapp Biopharmaceutical Inc. isolated an especially potent immune system protein called a monoclonal antibody from Barnes and have used it...

  • Mar 2, 2017

    Ebola Health Care Worker Featured on Time Cover Dies After Childbirth in Liberia

    In a heartbreaking reminder of just how strong fear remains in Liberia, her husband says the nurses on duty were too afraid to touch his wife when she experienced complications after childbirth last month.

  • Dec 27, 2016

    Fort Worth Doctor Who Survived Ebola Returns to Practicing Medicine

    A doctor who survived Ebola after contracting the virus while treating patients in Liberia has quietly returned to practicing medicine in Fort Worth.

  • Mar 8, 2016

    Clinton Up 9 Points Over Sanders Nationally: Poll

    Hillary Clinton holds a nine-point national lead over Bernie Sanders ahead of Tuesday’s primaries in Mississippi and Michigan, according to an NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll conducted March 3-6. Fifty-three percent of Democratic primary voters support Clinton while 44 percent back Sanders, the poll showed. Clinton’s lead is down slightly from her 53-percent-to-42 percent advantage in last month’s NBC/WSJ poll,...

  • May 1, 2015

    Tarrant County Resident Tests Negative for Ebola

    A Tarrant County resident who recently returned home from a humanitarian trip to West Africa has tested negative for Ebola, according to Tarrant County Public Health.

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