Ebola Virus Current Affairs - 2019

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WHO declares Ebola outbreak in DRC as a Global Health Emergency

World Health Organization (WHO) has declared deadly Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) as ‘Public Health Emergency of International Concern’. This announcement comes after Ebola virus spread to a city of 2 million people. Key Highlights Meaning: Invoking the emergency provision by WHO of declaring a Public health emergency of international concern, is Read More…

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Bombali: New strain of Ebola virus discovered in Sierra Leone

Researchers working in joint US-West African study funded by USAid have discovered new strain of Ebola virus in bats in northern Bombali region of Sierra Leone. It has been named as Bombali virus strain, after district where it was found. The Bombali virus is overall sixth known virus strain Ebola virus. Others are Zaire, Sudan, Read More…

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Two Experimental Ebola vaccines found safe, effective in human trial

The clinical trials of two experimental Ebola vaccines cAd3-EBOZ and rVSV-ZEBOV were found to be safe and capable of eliciting immune response against Ebola virus that lasts for at least one year. The findings were based on a study of clinical trials on 1,500 adults that began during West Africa Ebola outbreak. Three groups of Read More…

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Scientists discover First Natural Human Antibodies against Ebola Virus

A team of scientists from the United States have discovered a possible cure for Ebola viruses. They have discovered the first natural human antibodies that are capable of neutralizing and protecting animals against all three major disease-causing ebola viruses. The findings could lead to the discovery of first effective ebolavirus therapies and vaccines.  Scientists have discovered the broadly neutralizing antibodies from the blood of a Read More…

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Ebola reaches US

Ebola virus which has claimed many lives in African nations due to lack of proper treatment and medication has now reached soils of United States of America. A patient who has recently travelled from Liberia on September 19, reached US on September 20. He was completely healthy at the time of his travel but developed Read More…

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Everything you want to know about Ebola

Ebola Virus Disease or Ebola Haemorrhagic Fever is fast making its presence felt along the length and breadth of African continent as its recorded and verified spread which started from Guinea has engulfed Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria. The disease spread is seen in majorly in the remote villages near tropical rainforests. It is the Read More…

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