Ebola Virus Net is the web resource for anyone interested in ebola. Ebola (Ebola hemorrhagic fever), is a severe, often fatal disease in humans and nonhuman primates such as monkeys, gorillas, and chimpanzees. Ebola is a rare and deadly disease caused by infection with a virus of the family Filoviridae, genus Ebolavirus. There are five identified Ebolavirus species, four of which have caused disease in humans. Ebola is found in several African countries. The first Ebola species was discovered in 1976 near the Ebola River in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Since then, outbreaks have appeared sporadically in Africa. The largest outbreak to date was the epidemic in West Africa, which occurred from December 2013, to January 2016, with 28,646 cases and 11,323 deaths. Other outbreaks in Africa began in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in May 2017 and 2018. In July 2019, the World Health Organization declared the Congo Ebola outbreak a world health emergency.
When an infection does occur in humans, the virus can be spread to others through direct contact with the blood or body fluids of a person who is sick with Ebola, or through contact with objects that have been contaminated with the blood or body fluids of an infected person. Until recent, no vaccines were effective. In December 2016, Ebola was found to be 70–100% prevented by rVSV-ZEBOV vaccine, making it the first proven vaccine against the disease. More than 100,000 people have been vaccinated against Ebola as of 2019.
The objectives of Ebola Virus Net are to be the public and professional information resource for ebola and to serve as a network in the exchange of information and news related to ebola.
- 'Air bridge' vaccination operation begins for Ebola-hit communities in DR Congo - UN News
Fri, 13 Dec 2019 16:21 GMT
- Four more Ebola cases reported as outbreak marches on - CIDRAP
Mon, 09 Dec 2019 22:48 GMT
- DRC records 10 new Ebola cases as WHO fights resurgence - CIDRAP
Wed, 11 Dec 2019 21:45 GMT
- Ebola total climbs by 6 more cases - CIDRAP
Tue, 10 Dec 2019 23:45 GMT
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Fri, 13 Dec 2019 22:02 GMT
- Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo: Disease outbreak news, 12 December 2019 - Democratic Republic of the Congo - ReliefWeb
Thu, 12 Dec 2019 21:34 GMT
- Rebel attack on eastern Congo city leaves at least 6 dead - Chicago Tribune
Sat, 14 Dec 2019 20:30 GMT
- Insecurity Threatens Progress in Containing Ebola Epidemic in Eastern DR Congo - VOA News
Fri, 13 Dec 2019 18:36 GMT
- Ebola Doctor In Congo Says 'There Is No Good Security Plan' : Goats and Soda - NPR
Sat, 07 Dec 2019 12:00 GMT
- Ebola Response Workers Are Killed in Congo - The New York Times
Thu, 28 Nov 2019 08:00 GMT
- Clinical trial for Ebola vaccine developed at UW–Madison underway in Japan - University of Wisconsin-Madison
Fri, 13 Dec 2019 22:08 GMT
- Ebola responders killed as violence flares - Nature.com
Tue, 26 Nov 2019 08:00 GMT
- Two Ebola Biologics Lower Death Rates - MedPage Today
Wed, 27 Nov 2019 08:00 GMT
- The Congolese Doctor Who Discovered Ebola - NPR
Wed, 11 Dec 2019 09:00 GMT
- Deadly Ebola Virus Loses Its Grip as New Treatments Emerge - Bloomberg
Sun, 01 Dec 2019 08:00 GMT
- PRO/AH/EDR> Ebola update (115): Congo DR (NK,IT) cases, WHO, summaries
Thu, 12 Dec 2019 15:53:35 -0500
Ebola -- DR Congo
- The Technical Secretary of the Multisectoral Ebola Response Ebola Response Committee, Prof Jean-Jacques Muyembe Ntamfum, accompanied by the Assistant Director-General for Intervention in Emergencies WHO, Dr Soce-Ibrahima Fall, and a strong delegation from the overall coordination of the response, carried out a mission to return on Tue 10 Dec 2019 to Biakato Mines in the territory of Mambasa in Ituri;
- as soon as he arrived, Prof Muyembe went to the ETC of Biakato Mines where he met with
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