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. 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. Currently there are no specific vaccines or medicines that have been proven to be effective against Ebola.
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- 'Perfect storm' of conflict threatens Ebola fight in Congo
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 16:37 GMT
- UNICEF DR Congo Ebola Situation Report North Kivu and Ituri - 24 September, 2018
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 11:44 GMT
- 69 confirmed dead in Congo as Ebola outbreak spreads
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 07:41 GMT
- WHO extremely concerned about Ebola "perfect storm" in Congo
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 08:38 GMT
- Groups halt Ebola work as Congo raid toll hits 21
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 06:42 GMT
- Deeper look into how Ebola virus attacks
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 16:26 GMT
- WHO: Congo facing what could be a 'perfect storm' for Ebola
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 16:03 GMT
- Ebola 'PERFECT STORM' as WHO chiefs predict 'major outbreak within weeks'
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 08:58 GMT
- Save the children statement on new Ebola case in Ituri, DRC, near Ugandan border
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 13:02 GMT
- UNICEF: DRC Ebola Orphans Stigmatized
Sat, 22 Sep 2018 12:50 GMT
- Uganda to deploy Ebola vaccine if virus spreads from Congo
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 17:02 GMT
- Rebel attack in Congo Ebola zone kills 18
Sun, 23 Sep 2018 11:28 GMT
- 'Perfect storm' for Ebola: Combination of violence and political unrest will cause the deadly outbreak to spread within ...
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 11:10 GMT
- How Ebola attacks the body
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 10:00 GMT
- Inner City Mission Pays Tuition for 250 Ebola Orphans
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 02:23 GMT
- PRO/AH/EDR> Ebola update (96): Congo DR (NK,IT) case update, unrest
Mon, 24 Sep 2018 12:32:20 -0400
Ebola -- DR Congo
- Field activities were suspended in Beni this Sun 23 Sep 2018, following clashes between rebels and the Congolese armed forces. Many residents of the city of Beni took to the streets on Sunday to protest the growing insecurity in the area. The field activities of the riposte will resume as soon as calm returns to the city.
- Since vaccination began on 8 Aug 2018, 11 417 people have been vaccinated , including 4056 in Mabalako [North Kivu], 3652 in Beni [North
- PRO/AH/EDR> Ebola update (95): Congo DR (NK, IT) case update, Uganda
Sun, 23 Sep 2018 10:57:01 -0400
Ebola -- DR Congo
The World Health Organization (WHO) said Fri [21 Sep 2018] that the latest Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) remains active, with the cities of Beni and Butembo becoming the new hotspots.
Substantial progress has been made to limit the spread of the disease to new areas, and the situation at Mabalako Health Zone in Mangina, North Kivu province, is stabilizing, WHO said in a statement.
In the meantime, response teams continue to enhance activities to mitigate