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U.S. to send experimental Ebola treatment to Congo - official

May 24, 2018 , Reuters
CHICAGO (Reuters) - U.S. health authorities said on Wednesday they were preparing to send an experimental Ebola treatment to the Democratic Republic of Congo for use in a clinical trial aimed at stemming an outbreak in the country that has spread to Mbandaka, a city of about 1.5 million people....
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Why the world needs more than one Ebola vaccine

May 24, 2018 , Reuters
LONDON (Reuters) - - In the life-and-death race to make the first effective vaccine against Ebola, one company - Merck - seems bound to win....
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Ebola Vaccine Faces Real-Time Effectiveness Test With The World Watching

May 24, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
“Today marks a turning point in how we deal with Ebola. We are moving from a strategy of containment to one of offering communities protection and care,” WHO official Peter Salama said of the new vaccine. However, even as scientists celebrate, real challenges stand in the way of...
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Ebola patients slip out of Congo hospital as medics try to curb outbreak

May 24, 2018 , Reuters
MBANDAKA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - Three patients infected with the Ebola virus slipped out of an isolation ward at a hospital in Democratic Republic of Congo, health officials said, as medics raced to stop the deadly disease from spreading in the busy river port of Mbandaka....
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Ebola outbreak death toll reaches 27 in Congo, WHO says

May 24, 2018 , CNN Health
Ebola virus disease has taken the lives of 27 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organization said Wednesday. Based on information gathered earlier this week, the WHO also reported a cumulative total of 58 cases of the rare and deadly illness in the current Congo outbreak....
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Chinese Hospital Told Woman She Had To Pay Charges Before She Was Allowed To See Her Twin Babies

May 23, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Although China now has near universal coverage, for those who lack insurance, the system can make you pay up front before you get treatment. In other international news: the World Health Organization has named certain lab tests as "essential," and Ebola's death toll continues to grow....
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Ebola Deaths Hit 27 in Congo, Vaccinations Start

May 23, 2018 , WebMD
The vaccine remains experimental but seems effective. It was developed during the world's worst Ebola outbreak in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone in 2014-2016, which claimed 11,300...
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Congo Ebola Outbreak Death Toll at 27, Vaccination Campaign Begins

May 23, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: Congo Ebola Outbreak Death Toll at 27, Vaccination Campaign BeginsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/22/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/22/2018 12:00:00...
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Two more die of Ebola in Congo; seven new cases confirmed

May 23, 2018 , Reuters
MBANDAKA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - Two more people have died from Ebola in Democratic Republic of Congo, authorities said on Tuesday, as aid agencies battled to persuade sceptical residents about the severity of an outbreak that has killed 27 since April....
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Urban Ebola Case in Congo Has WHO Holding Crisis Meeting

May 22, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: Urban Ebola Case in Congo Has WHO Holding Crisis MeetingCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/18/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/21/2018 12:00:00...
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Ebola preparedness much better now than for 2014 outbreak: WHO

May 22, 2018 , CNBC Health
The spread of Ebola to a major city in Democratic Republic of Congo is worrying but the outlook is much more optimistic than when a major outbreak was reported in West Africa in...
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Congo begins giving experimental Ebola vaccine to medics

May 22, 2018 , Reuters
MBANDAKA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - Congo began administering an experimental Ebola vaccine to medical staff in the northwestern city of Mbandaka on Monday to tackle an outbreak of the virus believed to have killed 26 people since early April....
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Congo to begin Ebola vaccinations on Monday

May 21, 2018 , Reuters
MBANDAKA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - Health workers in Democratic Republic of Congo will begin a vaccination campaign on Monday aimed at containing an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus, a spokeswoman for the health ministry said....
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Congo says 3 new Ebola cases confirmed in large city

May 20, 2018 , CNBC Health
A statement late Friday said the confirmed cases are in Mbandaka city, where a single case was confirmed earlier in the...
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In Congo city where Ebola resides, fear but not panic

May 20, 2018 , Reuters
MBANDAKA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - In the city of Mbandaka in northwest Congo, Mbombo Roge does not shake hands with friends anymore: Ebola changed all that....
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Congo northwest city Mbandaka confirms three new Ebola cases

May 19, 2018 , Reuters
KINSHASA (Reuters) - Three new cases of Ebola were confirmed in northwest Congo's regional capital of Mbandaka on Friday, in a part of the city lying next to the Congo River, the health ministry said....
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Ebola experts from U.S. Centers for Disease Control ready to go to Congo

May 19, 2018 , Reuters
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Ebola experts from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are ready to go to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) where an Ebola outbreak has spread to a major African city, increasing the risk of a global outbreak....
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We have a vaccine for Ebola. Will it work?

May 19, 2018 , CNN Health
As the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo spreads, there is a new tool that could be key in controlling the virus: an experimental vaccine....
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Ebola health risk raised to 'very high' in DR Congo

May 19, 2018 , CNN Health
The World Health Organization (WHO) has raised the Ebola health risk assessment to "very high" in the Democratic Republic of Congo, ahead of an emergency meeting Friday to discuss the worsening outbreak....
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There’s Still Little Proof To Back Up Hype Over Combination Cancer Immunotherapies

May 18, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
All the buzz over combining experimental immune-boosting drugs with checkpoint inhibitors could fizzle into disappointment. In other public health news: eye treatments, aging athletes, the E. coli outbreak, hearing aids, and Ebola....
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