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Feb 08, 2019

Feb 08, 2019

News Scan for Feb 08, 2019

DRC Ebola total hits 800
African Lassa fever outbreak support
Polio cases from three countries
Mayaro virus vaccine trial

Jan 24, 2019

Jan 24, 2019
Long-fingered bat

Ebola infects 3 more in DRC; virus evidence found in West Africa bat

The illnesses bring the overall outbreak total to 715, including 443 deaths.

Dec 20, 2018

Dec 20, 2018
Egyptian fruit bat

Marburg-carrying bats found in West Africa for first time

Marburg virus, harbored by fruit bats, has over the years caused 12 known outbreaks in sub-Saharan Africa.

Nov 28, 2018

Nov 28, 2018
Malaria bed net demonstration

Malaria spike in Ebola zone prompts mass treatment efforts

The outbreak has reached 422 cases, and 74 suspected Ebola infections are under investigation.

Jul 27, 2018

Jul 27, 2018
Freetail bat

New Ebola species identified in Sierra Leone

It's not known if the new Bombali virus can spread to people, but it has the potential to enter human cells.

Jul 11, 2018

Jul 11, 2018
Migraine in young man

Study details neuro, psychological problems in Ebola survivors

Depression, headaches, and insomnia are just some of the often debilitating symptoms.

May 24, 2018

May 24, 2018
WHO contract tracing

DRC Ebola responders trace high-risk contacts in Mbandaka

Also, new reports cover vaccine challenges and lessons learned in West Africa.

Apr 06, 2018

Apr 06, 2018

News Scan for Apr 06, 2018

California measles cluster
Polio in Afghanistan, Pakistan
Ebola household spread
UK antibiotic Rx letter

Mar 30, 2018

Mar 30, 2018
Ebola recovery

In review of Ebola recovery, GAO urges better accountability

Of $1.6 billion appropriated, $412 million has been targeted to 131 projects.

Nov 16, 2017

Nov 16, 2017
Ebola blood vial

Reports detail Ebola post-exposure guidance, fatality risk

Analysis of blood samples provides clues about how the disease unfolds and which patients are more likely to die.

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