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.
- Three new Ebola cases confirmed as MSF warns of instability - CIDRAP
Thu, 16 Jan 2020 23:00 GMT
- Cases traced to Mabalako still fueling DRC Ebola outbreak - CIDRAP
Wed, 15 Jan 2020 22:04 GMT
- What Will It Take To Finally End Congo's Ebola Outbreak In 2020? - NPR
Thu, 09 Jan 2020 08:00 GMT
- The terror of catching Ebola inside a government superbug lab - New York Post
Sat, 18 Jan 2020 17:52 GMT
- Democratic Republic of Congo: Ebola Virus Disease - External Situation Report 75 - Democratic Republic of the Congo - ReliefWeb
Tue, 14 Jan 2020 21:43 GMT
- The inside story of how scientists produced an Ebola vaccine - STAT - STAT
Tue, 07 Jan 2020 08:00 GMT
- In Congo's Ebola zone, misinformation persists even as cases slow - The New Humanitarian
Wed, 15 Jan 2020 16:44 GMT
- DRC Ebola outbreaks: Crisis update - 13 January 2020 - Democratic Republic of the Congo - ReliefWeb
Tue, 14 Jan 2020 01:11 GMT
- The public science behind the 'Merck' Ebola vaccine - STAT - STAT
Thu, 16 Jan 2020 17:13 GMT
- The Ebola Outbreak Response So Far - Contagionlive.com
Thu, 02 Jan 2020 08:00 GMT
- First Ebola relapse recorded in Congo outbreak, WHO says - Reuters
Fri, 20 Dec 2019 08:00 GMT
- Ebola vaccine approved by FDA - ABC News
Fri, 20 Dec 2019 08:00 GMT
- Ebola Vaccine Approved By The FDA - Studies Show 100% Prevention - Nurse.org
Sat, 11 Jan 2020 22:11 GMT
- Democratic Republic of the Congo – Ebola Outbreak Fact Sheet #3, Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 (January 17, 2020) - Democratic Republic of the Congo - ReliefWeb
Fri, 17 Jan 2020 22:02 GMT
- Ebola and Cholera Epidemics: An ALNAP Lessons Paper - World - ReliefWeb
Sat, 18 Jan 2020 10:54 GMT
- PRO/AH/EDR> Ebola update (03): cases, summary, vaccination, violence
Wed, 15 Jan 2020 19:35:18 -0500
Ebola -- Worldwide/Unknown
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