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.
- Hospital Ebola spread confirmed in South Kivu, DRC - CIDRAP
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 21:15 GMT
- Too many in Congo's Ebola outbreak are dying at home - Associated Press
Fri, 26 Jul 2019 07:00 GMT
- Containing the Ebola outbreak means addressing its root causes - STAT
Mon, 19 Aug 2019 08:51 GMT
- Ebola outbreak spreads to 3rd province in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo - ABC News
Mon, 19 Aug 2019 09:21 GMT
- AP Photos: Ebola's life and death struggle in eastern Congo - Associated Press
Wed, 24 Jul 2019 07:00 GMT
- Scientists are one step closer to an Ebola cure in the Congo - CNN
Tue, 13 Aug 2019 13:20 GMT
- Ebola virus outbreak spreads to South Kivu in Congo with 2 confirmed cases and one death today - CBS News
Fri, 16 Aug 2019 12:10 GMT
- Why science and drugs are not enough to defeat the Ebola virus - STAT
Wed, 14 Aug 2019 14:35 GMT
- Ebola spreads to remote, militia-run Congo territory - Reuters
Mon, 19 Aug 2019 08:46 GMT
- Origins of world's first cure for Ebola had roots at ASU - Arizona State University
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 18:58 GMT
- Is Ebola Evolving Into a Deadlier Virus? - The New Yorker
Wed, 07 Aug 2019 07:00 GMT
- The Ebola cure is a turning point in drug development, experts say - The Verge
Thu, 15 Aug 2019 14:55 GMT
- Ebola veteran warns virus could become entrenched in DRC - STAT - STAT
Fri, 09 Aug 2019 07:00 GMT
- UN Chief Heading to Ebola Hot Zone in Congo - The Daily Beast
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 20:17 GMT
- Officials feared Ebola would reach this transit hub. Now a second person has died of the disease - CNN
Thu, 01 Aug 2019 07:00 GMT
- PRO/AH/EDR> Ebola update (81): Congo DR (NK,IT) cases, summaries, response
Tue, 20 Aug 2019 17:11:41 -0400
Ebola -- DR Congo
Since the beginning of the epidemic, the cumulative number of cases is 2861, of which 2767 are confirmed and 94 probable. In total, there have been 1921 deaths (1827 in confirmed and 94 in probable cases) and 849 people have recovered.
- 360 suspected cases under investigation;
- 9 new confirmed cases, including 5 in North Kivu, including 3 in Beni, 1 in Kalunguta and 1 in Musienene, 2 in Ituri in Mambasa and 2 in South Kivu in Mwenga;
- 8 new confirmed deaths, including 5 in North Kivu, 1
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- Hand hygiene practices in the context of Ebola virus disease: A cross-sectional survey of Lagos residents.
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