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Dec 11, 2008

Dec 11, 2008

Testing turns up Ebola virus in pigs

(CIDRAP News) – The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today announced that the Ebola virus has been found in pigs for the first time, a discovery researchers made when they were investigating outbreaks of porcine reproductive respiratory syndrome (PRRS) at several swine producers in the Philippines.

Dec 29, 2008

Dec 29, 2008

Ebola strikes Congo again

Editor's note: This story was revised Dec 30 to make clear that as of Dec 29, only two cases in the outbreak had been confirmed as Ebola. During the DRC's 2007 outbreak the government confirmed 17 cases, down from 25 it reported earlier, and initial reports during that outbreak mentioned as many as 395 suspected Ebola cases.  Some of the suspected patients had other diseases, including shigellosis.

Jul 21, 2014

Jul 21, 2014
fruit bat

West Africa Ebola outbreak total tops 1,000

Sierra Leone's new cases nudge its total ahead of Guinea's, and Liberia also adds to its illness and death totals.

Oct 08, 2014

Oct 08, 2014

Ebola Scan for Oct 08, 2014

Economic cost of Ebola
FAO addresses Ebola food insecurity

Nov 11, 2014

Nov 11, 2014

News Scan for Nov 11, 2014

800th Saudi MERS case
Uganda Marburg outbreak over
H5N6 in poultry
Malaria control in Africa
Post-exposure BioThrax

Dec 12, 2014

Dec 12, 2014
Ebola survivor holds baby

Surveys, Firestone model yield lessons for aiding Ebola survivors

Survivors face stigma and other complex issues because of the unique nature of the disease.

Dec 17, 2014

Dec 17, 2014
Ebola contact tracing

Ebola total tops 18,000, with hints of slowing in Sierra Leone

Case counts vary, but progress is being made toward the UN goal of isolating & treating, and safely burying where necessary, all Ebola patients.

Feb 06, 2015

Feb 06, 2015
Paper money in a person's hands

IMF unveils Ebola-linked debt-relief fund as deaths top 9,000

The fund is expected to provide $100 million for the three Ebola-stricken nations.

Feb 17, 2015

Feb 17, 2015
Planting seedlings in Africa

FAO unveils Guinea project for Ebola prevention, rural recovery

The $5 million initiative for rural Guinea pairs Ebola prevention messages with help for farmers.

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