Ebola survivors suffer severe mental, neurological problems – Study
People who survive the deadly Ebola virus can continue to suffer severe psychiatric and neurological problems including depression, debilitating migraines, nerve pain and stroke, according to a study.
Ultra-secure lab in Gabon equipped for Ebola studies
At a research facility in Gabon, one isolated building stands behind an electrified fence, under round-the-clock scrutiny by video cameras. The locked-down P4 lab is built to handle the world's most dangerous viruses, including Ebola.
Threats of Ebola, polio, other emerging infectious diseases persist
*Speedy tests mean health workers can now diagnose EVD in hours, instead of days *Virologists use ‘genetic trees’ to evaluate intervention strategies, researchers find *Nigeria on alert as poliomyelitis re-emerges in Venezuela nearly 30 years after eradication Despite reports that the ongoing outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)…
WHO predicts Ebola outbreak in DR Congo could end soon
The director general of the World Health Organisation said Sunday he believed a swift end could be put to the outbreak of Ebola in northwestern DR Congo, some 21 days which has left 27 people dead over the past month.
Ebola and the need for vigilance
The reports that there is a fresh outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo should sound a note of warning to the government and people of Nigeria to be on guard. Since Ebola virus was first identified in 1976, sporadic outbreaks have been reported in Africa and the 2013–2016 West African Ebola....
Five new Ebola cases in DR Congo
Health authorities in Democratic Republic of Congo said Saturday they had detected five fresh suspected cases of Ebola in the deadly outbreak afflicting the northwest of the country.
Understanding Ebola virus disease
The fear of the dreaded Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) getting to Nigeria from Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where it is currently causing havoc, is palpable. Nigerians are concerned. So many questions are being asked. What should and must be done to ensure that the virus does not get to us. To address these issues,…
DR Congo priest 'infected with Ebola' as death toll revised down
A Catholic priest has been quarantined in the Democratic Republic of Congo after being infected with Ebola as health officials on Friday revised down the number of deaths to 22.
American researchers kick off testing Ebola therapy
American researchers started the first-in-human trial evaluating an experimental treatment for Ebola virus disease, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Centre, the nation’s largest hospital for clinical research, has said.