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Fatal attacks on Congo clinics risk resurgence of Ebola epidemic

30 November 2019, 4:32 PM

International organizations warned on Friday of a potential resurgence of Ebola in Congo after deadly militia attacks on health centers forced aid groups to suspend operations and withdraw staff.

Merck wins European approval for first-ever Ebola vaccine

14 November 2019, 6:05 AM

US drug maker Merck & Co IncĀ  has received approval from the European Commission to market its Ebola vaccine, less than a month after a European medicines panel backed the first-ever vaccine against the deadly virus.

Ebola victims burial

Ebola death toll tops 700 in DR Congo

8 April 2019, 7:10 AM

Some 100 people have died in the Ebola epidemic in DR Congo over the past three weeks, taking the overall death toll in the latest outbreak past 700, according to health ministry data.

A Congolese health worker administers Ebola vaccine to a boy.

Study points to new antibody approach to tackling Ebola, other infections

6 April 2019, 3:24 PM

Scientists working on developing vaccines against Ebola have found they can “harvest” antibodies from volunteers vaccinated in research trials and use them to make treatments for the deadly viral infection.

Person receiving vaccine

Uganda vaccinates health workers against Ebola, fearing DRC spread

6 December 2018, 12:20 PM

Uganda has vaccinated thousands of health workers against Ebola to counter the spread of the deadly virus from its neighbour Democratic Republic of Congo(DRC), says the health ministers of both countries.

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