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1949 Articles Matching "virus"

Ebola 101: Causes, symptoms, transmission and outbreaks

May 26, 2018 , CNN Health
The deadly Ebola virus is snatching headlines once again as the Democratic Republic of Congo faces its ninth outbreak since its discovery more than four decades ago....
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Fear and suspicion hinder Congo medics in Ebola battle

May 26, 2018 , Reuters
DAKAR (Reuters) - With more than twice as many Ebola outbreaks as any other country since the virus was discovered in 1976, Congolese are familiar with its destructive power, yet fear and suspicion of medical authorities are still hindering efforts at containment....
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2 Ebola patients escape from treatment facility in Congo

May 26, 2018 , CNN Health
Two Ebola patients slipped out of a treatment center this week in the Democratic Republic of Congo, French aid agency Doctors Without Borders said, raising fears the virus may spread as health officials raced to trace anyone they may have encountered. The patients died within a day....
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2 Ebola patients escape from treatment in Congo, raising fears virus could spread

May 25, 2018 , CNN Health
Two Ebola patients slipped out of a treatment center this week in the Democratic Republic of Congo, French aid agency Doctors Without Borders said, raising fears the virus may spread as health officials raced to trace anyone they may have encountered. The patients died within a day....
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Infection alert after dying Ebola patients taken to Congo prayer meeting

May 25, 2018 , Reuters
GENEVA/KINSHASA (Reuters) - Two dying Ebola patients were spirited out of a Congo hospital by their relatives on motor-bikes, then taken to a prayer meeting with 50 other people, potentially exposing them all to the deadly virus, a senior aid worker said on Thursday....
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As Nipah virus spread is suspected, government to compensate victims

May 25, 2018 , CNN Health
The Nipah virus outbreak in India's southern state of Kerala is suspected to have spread to the neighboring state of Karnataka, where two people are being tested for it, a health official told CNN....
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What you need to know about lethal Nipah virus

May 24, 2018 , CNN Health
A little-known virus causing deaths in a southern Indian state has become a global cause for concern seemingly overnight....
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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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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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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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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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Nipah virus claims three lives in India; more than 40 being tested

May 22, 2018 , CNN Health
Three people in the southern Indian state of Kerala have died of the Nipah virus....
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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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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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Could New Pig Virus Pose Threat to People?

May 18, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: Could New Pig Virus Pose Threat to People?Category: Health NewsCreated: 5/16/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/17/2018 12:00:00...
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Congo health minister says Ebola outbreak in "new phase" after urban case

May 17, 2018 , Reuters
KINSHASA (Reuters) - Congo Health Minister Oly Ilunga Kalenga late on Wednesday said in a statement that the country's Ebola outbreak had entered "a new phase" after a case of the virus was detected in the northwest city of Mbandaka, with a population of about 1 million people....
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Could New Pig Virus Pose Threat to People?

May 17, 2018 , WebMD
The pig virus, known as Porcine deltacoronavirus, was first identified in China in 2012. It was found in pigs but it was not associated with...
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Vaccine-Induced Antibodies Against One Hemorrhagic Fever Virus Found To Disarm Related Virus For Which There Is No Vaccine

May 16, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Hemorrhagic fever viruses, so named for their ability to induce massive, and at times fatal, internal bleeding, captured the world’s attention during the Ebola outbreak of 2014-2016 in West Africa. But these pathogens’ high lethality, fickle seasonal and geographic patterns, compounded by a lack o......
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Scientists Are Targeting the Common Cold

May 16, 2018 , WebMD
In lab tests, this molecule blocked viruses that cause colds and prevented them from taking control of human...
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