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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.

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.

Oct 18, 2017

Oct 18, 2017
Ebola nurses

New Ebola guidelines address immediate supportive care

In another study, researchers develop easy-to-use risk scores for triaging patients.

Aug 21, 2017

Aug 21, 2017
Ebola survivor

Study finds high disability rate in Ebola survivors

Ebola survivors have 7 times the disability rate of close contacts, and the virus likely causes muscle damage.

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