May 18, 2017

WHO proposes Ebola vaccine trial for Congo outbreak

An unlicensed Ebola vaccine could soon be tested in a remote region of the Democratic Republic of Congo hit by an outbreak of the deadly virus, the World Health Organization said Thursday. There is no licensed vaccine for the Ebola virus, but a promising candidate ...

WHO confirms second Ebola case in Congo outbreak

/ May 15, 2017

WHO confirms second Ebola case in Congo outbreak

The World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed on Sunday a second case of Ebola in Democratic Republic of Congo after an outbreak this week of 17 other suspected cases. Health officials are trying to trace 125 people thought to be linked to the cases identified in ...

Ebola vaccine created to protect chimps

/ Mar 25, 2017

Ebola vaccine created to protect chimps

Scientists said they have developed a vaccine to shield endangered chimpanzees and gorillas against Ebola, which has wiped out tens of thousands of the wild apes in three decades. The vaccine is given orally, the developers said, which means it could be disguised in food ...

$460 million vaccine initiative launched to 'outsmart' viruses

/ Jan 20, 2017

$460 million vaccine initiative launched to 'outsmart' viruses

With the world still reeling from outbreaks of deadly Ebola and baby-deforming Zika, governments and charities launched a $460-million (431 million-euro) initiative Thursday to "outsmart" infectious epidemics. The goal is to develop vaccines with which to contain outbreaks before they become global health emergencies, the ...

/ Jan 15, 2017

Study uncovers long-term effects of deadly Ebola virus

People who survive Ebola may still battle debilitating health problems a year after being declared infection-free, according to an ongoing trial in Guinea that highlighted the need for patient follow-up. Three-quarters of survivors had post-Ebola symptoms when they enrolled for the trial about a year, ...