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  • Ebola signs and symptoms

    What is Ebola virus disease? Know its warning signs and symptoms

    November 18, 2022 22:01 IST

    Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak is constantly increasing. It generally affects people and nonhuman primates (such as monkeys, gorillas, and chimpanzees). Know what are the signs and symptoms of this disease.

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    US regulators approve 1st treatment for Ebola virus

    World | October 15, 2020 12:14 IST

    U.S. regulators Wednesday approved the first drug for the treatment of Ebola. The Food and Drug Administration OK’d the drug developed by Regeneron Pharmaceuticals for treating adults and children with the Zaire Ebola virus strain, the most deadly of six known types. It typically kills 60% to 90% of patients.  

  • How India faced deadly viruses, apart from COVID-19

    How India faced deadly viruses, apart from COVID-19

    India | March 25, 2020 14:53 IST

    Coronavirus was first reported to the World Health Organisation from the Wuhan city of China on December 31. Since then, the virus has brought the entire world in a lockdown situation and India is no different. 

  • Ebola survivor with motorbike helps ease fear

    This Ebola survivor with motorbike helps ease fear

    World | October 21, 2019 18:09 IST

    Kalubenge is a rare motorcycle taxi driver who is also an Ebola survivor in eastern Congo, making him a welcome collaborator for health workers who have faced deep community mistrust during the second deadliest Ebola outbreak in history.

  • who reiterates support towards defeating ebola

    WHO reiterates support towards defeating Ebola

    World | March 30, 2015 14:15 IST

    Addis Ababa: The World Health Organisation (WHO) has reiterated its continued support towards defeating the Ebola virus disease which has killed almost 10,000 people since its outbreak.On the sidelines of the annual African Ministers of

  • ebola transmission from dead patients possible

    Ebola transmission from dead patients possible

    World | February 13, 2015 17:07 IST

    New York: The deadly Ebola virus may transmit even from dead patients, says a new study, underscoring the importance of using safe practices for handling corpses.The scientists from the US National Institutes of Health (NIH)

  • who team that rescued india from polio joins fight against

    WHO team that rescued India from polio, joins fight against Ebola in Africa

    India | January 22, 2015 13:35 IST

    New Delhi: A team of World Health Organisation (WHO) workers who played a key role in eradicating polio from states like Wes Bengal Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, has now taken the challenge to fight against

  • liberia cremates 2 800 ebola bodies

    Liberia cremates 2,800 Ebola bodies

    World | January 22, 2015 6:57 IST

    Monrovia: The Liberian government on Wednesday said 2,800 bodies have so far been cremated following the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus.This was disclosed by the head of the National Ebola Burial Team, Ciatta Bishop,

  • ebola has killed 8 153 people in west africa united nations

    Ebola has killed 8,153 people in West Africa: United Nations

    World | January 06, 2015 8:00 IST

    Geneva:  The World Health Organization says at least 8,153 people have died in the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.The Geneva-based body said on Monday that the total number of confirmed, probable and suspected deaths from

  • britan ebola nurse in critical condition hospital

    Britan Ebola nurse in critical condition: Hospital

    World | January 04, 2015 10:11 IST

    London: A British nurse, who was diagnosed with Ebola after returning from Sierra Leone, is now in a critical condition, a hospital said.Doctors at the Royal Free Hospital in London said that Pauline Cafferkey's condition

  • ebola cases in west africa reach 20000 death toll at 7842

    Ebola cases in West Africa reach 20000; death toll at 7842: WHO

    World | December 31, 2014 10:08 IST

    Houston: The World Health Organisation on Wednesday said that the number of people infected by the Ebola outbreak in the three west African countries has passed 20,000, even as the death toll from the deadly-disease

  • 53 existing drugs may block ebola

    53 existing drugs may block Ebola

    World | December 18, 2014 13:43 IST

    Washington: In a ray of hope against the deadly Ebola virus, researchers have found that 53 existing drugs may help keep the virus from entering human cells - a key step in the process of

  • asean to fight ebola

    ASEAN to fight Ebola

    World | December 15, 2014 14:23 IST

    Bangkok: Thailand's Ministry of Public Health has organised an international conference here on Ebola-response measures in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region.The two-day event, which started on Sunday, is being held at the

  • ebola fighters named time 2014 person of the year

    Ebola fighters named TIME 2014 'Person of the Year'

    World | December 11, 2014 12:55 IST

    New Delhi: TIME Magazine's 2014 ‘Person of the Year' title has not gone to any individual but to a group consisting of highly inspired and dedicated people.The world-renowned magazine has named, ‘Ebola fighters' -- the

  • india signs agreement with un on fighting ebola

    India signs agreement with UN on fighting Ebola

    World | December 10, 2014 14:45 IST

    United Nations: India affirmed its contributions to the international fight against the Ebola outbreak here Tuesday in an agreement with the UN that would, among other things, facilitate the transfer of $10 million pledged by

  • liberian president lifts emergency on ebola virus

    Liberian president lifts emergency on Ebola virus

    World | November 14, 2014 6:14 IST

    Monrovia: Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on Thursday announced the lifting of the State of Emergency with immediate effect.Sirleaf said the decision was taken in consultation with relevant stakeholders, the National Health Team and partners,

  • pak ready for who ebola spot checks

    Pak ready for WHO Ebola spot checks

    World | November 08, 2014 13:39 IST

    Islamabad: Pakistan has taken all necessary measures to prevent the import of the deadly Ebola virus and invited a WHO team to inspect its preparedness levels.The World Health Organisation (WHO) officials in a meeting held

  • ebola may be deadlier and more widespread study

    Ebola may be deadlier and more widespread: Study

    World | November 06, 2014 7:57 IST

    New York: The current Ebola outbreak in West Africa that has grown exponentially since May and has already killed over 5,000 people could prove to be much widespread and deadlier that what is currently believed,

  • barack obama defends new ebola directives

    Barack Obama defends new Ebola directives

    World | October 29, 2014 14:36 IST

    Washington: US President Barack Obama has defended the government's new directives regarding monitoring of people who have been exposed to the Ebola virus, asking the public not to let themselves be influenced by ‘fear', since

  • microsoft co founder to donate usd 100 million to fight

    Microsoft co-founder to donate USD 100 million to fight Ebola

    World | October 25, 2014 12:34 IST

    New York: US billionaire Paul Allen, one of the founders of Microsoft, will donate USD 100 million to the fight against the Ebola virus, the daily New York Times said.Allen, who co-founded Microsoft with Bill