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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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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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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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Ten die in India outbreak of brain-damaging virus, spurring rush to hospitals

May 23, 2018 , Reuters
BENGALURU/KOCHI (Reuters) - A rare virus spread by fruit bats, which can cause flu-like symptoms and brain damage, has killed 10 people in southern India, health officials said on Tuesday, with at least nine more being treated....
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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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10 confirmed dead from Nipah virus outbreak in India, including nurse treating patients

May 23, 2018 , CNN Health
The death toll from an outbreak of Nipah virus has risen to 10 in India's southern state of Kerala....
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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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Pools, Hot Tubs Can Harbor Dangerous Germs

May 19, 2018 , WebMD
And of all the outbreaks from waterborne germs between 2000 and 2014, one-third occurred in pools or hot tubs at hotels, the officials...
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The Big Risks And Rewards Of Artificial Intelligence Playing A Role In Doctors’ Visits

May 19, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
The technology could improve care and revolutionize burdensome record-keeping practices, but it also carries thorny questions about who owns the data and how it’s used. In other public health news: strokes, emergency contacts, suicide, labor, acupuncture, cancer, the E. coli outbreak, and...
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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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CDC: How To Avoid Getting Sick From A Hotel Swimming Pool

May 18, 2018 , Forbes
A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report showed the number of bacteria, parasite, and other infectious disease outbreaks that have occurred in hotel swimming pools, hot tubs, and other "treated recreational...
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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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Congo and WHO race to prevent runaway Ebola outbreak

May 18, 2018 , CNBC Health
The U.N. body will convene an Emergency Committee meeting on Friday to consider the international...
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Congo Ebola outbreak spreads to a city, raising concerns over its control

May 18, 2018 , CNN Health
An Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has now entered a "new phase," after the first urban case was confirmed in Mbandaka city, the country's health minister, Dr. Oly Ilunga Kalenga, said Wednesday....
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