WHO updates clinical practices for Ebola treatment, care

February 7, 2015 by · Comments Off on WHO updates clinical practices for Ebola treatment, care 

GENEVA, Feb. 7 — The World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday updated its clinical practices for treating and caring for Ebola patients.

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Hollande hails encouraging results of Ebola treatment trial

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PARIS, Feb. 5 — French President Francois Hollande on Wednesday hailed encouraging results of a trial for Ebola treatment conducted by French experts in Guinea.

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Large trial of two Ebola vaccines begins in Liberia: U.S. NIH

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WASHINGTON, Feb. 3 — A large clinical trial to assess the safety and efficacy of two Ebola vaccines began in the West African country of Liberia on Monday, said the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH), which sponsored the research.

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Genetic changes in Ebola may impede potential treatments: study

January 21, 2015 by · Comments Off on Genetic changes in Ebola may impede potential treatments: study 

WASHINGTON, Jan. 21 — U.S. researchers studying the genetic makeup of Ebola currently circulating in West Africa said Tuesday they identified several mutations that could potentially interfere with the effectiveness of new drugs for the deadly virus.

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China approves new vaccine against poliomyelitis

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BEIJING, Jan. 16 — China's drug watchdog has licensed a new vaccine against the poliomyelitis, the Ministry of Science and Technology announced Thursday.

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Ebola Vaccine field trial likely to start in one month – CDC

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WASHINGTON, Jan. 14 — The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) hopes to have an Ebola vaccine field trial within a month, CDC Director Tom Frieden said during a press conference on Tuesday.

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Ebola epidemic in Liberia could end by June: study

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WASHINGTON, Jan. 14 — The Ebola epidemic in Liberia could likely be eliminated by June 2015 if the current high rate of hospitalization and vigilance can be maintained, U.S. researchers said Tuesday.

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67 die from poisoned brew in Mozambique

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MAPUTO, Jan. 12 — The number of people who died after drinking a local alcoholic brew called "phombe" rose to 67 on Monday morning in Tete province, western Mozambique, medical sources said.

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Ebola virus death toll in West Africa reaches 8,220

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GENEVA, Jan. 7 — The death toll from the current Ebola outbreak has reached 8,220. As many as 20,712 are infected, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in a statement on Tuesday.

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Controlled panic reigns in Liberia as Ebola cases exceed 8,000 in West Africa

October 15, 2014 by · Comments Off on Controlled panic reigns in Liberia as Ebola cases exceed 8,000 in West Africa 

MONROVIA, Liberia, Oct. 14 — A wave of controlled panic is reigning in Liberia, as the World Health Organization (WHO) has recently reported 8,399 Ebola cases, mostly in West Africa, and 4,033 deaths.

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