Johnson & Johnson reports promising Ebola vaccine data

NEW YORK (REUTERS) – Johnson & Johnson (J&J) said on Monday (Sept 13) its Ebola vaccine regimen demonstrated antibody immune responses in adults and children, citing data published in the Lancet Infectious Diseases journal. The two-dose regimen was well-tolerated and induced antibody responses to the Zaire ebolavirus species 21 days after the second dose in… Continue reading Johnson & Johnson reports promising Ebola vaccine data

More than 11,000 Ebola vaccines expected in Guinea this weekend -WHO

A health worker fills a syringe with Ebola vaccine before injecting it to a patient, in Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo, August 5, 2019. REUTERS/Baz RatnerDAKAR (Reuters) – More than 11,000 Ebola vaccines are expected to arrive in Guinea this weekend, with more to follow, and inoculations could start as soon as Monday, the World… Continue reading More than 11,000 Ebola vaccines expected in Guinea this weekend -WHO

Democratic Republic of Congo confirms two Ebola cases in resurgence of major outbreak

A healthcare worker, who volunteered in the Ebola response, decontaminates his colleague after he entered the house of 85-year-old woman, suspected of dying of Ebola, in the eastern Congolese town of Beni in the Democratic Republic of Congo, October 8, 2019. REUTERS/Zohra BensemraKINSHASA (Reuters) – Two people have contracted Ebola and died this week in… Continue reading Democratic Republic of Congo confirms two Ebola cases in resurgence of major outbreak

New Ebola case detected in eastern Congo, Health Ministry says

KINSHASA (REUTERS) – A new case of the Ebola virus has been detected in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo near the city of Butembo, and the infected person has died, the Health Ministry said on Sunday (Feb 7). A woman was found with symptoms of the deadly virus in the town of Biena on Feb… Continue reading New Ebola case detected in eastern Congo, Health Ministry says

DRC: Ebola epidemic declared over in disease-ravaged east

The World Health Organization announces end of the outbreak after a two-year fight against the deadly epidemic. The government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo has officially declared an end to an Ebola epidemic that broke out in the east of the troubled country in August 2018 and went on to kill 2,277 people. … Continue reading DRC: Ebola epidemic declared over in disease-ravaged east

DR Congo’s deadliest Ebola outbreak declared over

The worst-ever outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo has officially been declared over, almost two years after it began. No new cases of the disease have been reported in the north-east of the country, where dozens of armed groups operate, since 27 April. Some 2,280 people died since the outbreak began in… Continue reading DR Congo’s deadliest Ebola outbreak declared over

Regeneron’s (REGN) Resplendent Journey From $60 To $600 In 9 Years

Shares of Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. (REGN), which touched an all-time high of $618.71 on June 2, 2020, have given back some of its gains and trade around $606. The stock was trading around $60 when we had alerted readers to it on June 1, 2011. Back then, the Company was having only 1 approved drug… Continue reading Regeneron’s (REGN) Resplendent Journey From $60 To $600 In 9 Years

Congo hit by a second, simultaneous Ebola outbreak

KINSHASA (Reuters) – Authorities in Congo announced a new Ebola outbreak in the western city of Mbandaka on Monday, adding to another epidemic of the virus that has raged in the east since 2018. Six cases have been detected, four of which have died in the city, a trading hub of 1.5 million people on… Continue reading Congo hit by a second, simultaneous Ebola outbreak

Nurse who worked on Ebola frontline says he's never 'seen anything like' coronavirus

A NURSE who worked on the Ebola frontline has said he's never seen anything like the coronavirus outbreak. David Anderson, 51, four-and-a-half months helping in the Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone in 2014, and is now leading the fight against Covid-19 at the Nightingale North West in Manchester – which officially opened on Friday. ⚠️… Continue reading Nurse who worked on Ebola frontline says he's never 'seen anything like' coronavirus

DR Congo confirms record number of Ebola cases in one day

Drugmaker set to ship experimental vaccines by end of next month as DRC struggles to contain the virus. The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on Wednesday confirmed 14 new cases of the Ebola virus in its eastern borderlands, the largest one-day increase since the current outbreak was declared in August. In all, the haemorrhagic fever… Continue reading DR Congo confirms record number of Ebola cases in one day

Ebola emergency as half a million new vaccine doses to be urgently stockpiled

An outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus is being urgently prepared for with 500,000 doses of a new vaccine being stockpiled. The newly developed jabs are being primed for emergency use in outbreaks of the deadly fever by the Global Vaccine Alliance (GAVI). GAVI announced on Thursday the world's poorest and middle-income countries will be… Continue reading Ebola emergency as half a million new vaccine doses to be urgently stockpiled

First Ebola vaccine approved for use in Europe in move which could save thousands of lives – The Sun

THOUSANDS of lives could be saved after the first Ebola vaccine was approved for use in Europe. US drugmaker Merck & Co received consent to market the booster, known as Ervebo, from the European Commission on Monday. The drug is already being used under emergency guidelines to try to protect against the spread of the… Continue reading First Ebola vaccine approved for use in Europe in move which could save thousands of lives – The Sun

Outbreaks of deadly Ebola virus the ‘new normal’, warns WHO

“This is a new normal, I don’t expect the frequency of these events to reduce.” Dr Michael Ryan The WHO said countries need to focus on preparing for new deadly epidemics. There have been 2,025 cases of Ebola and 1,357 deaths from the virus during the outbreak in the Congo. During the largest outbreak in… Continue reading Outbreaks of deadly Ebola virus the ‘new normal’, warns WHO

Hell On Earth: The 10 Worst Nations For Health Care

Each year, more than eight million children die from preventable diseases in countries with the worst health care systems . Kofi Annan, former head of the UN, said that, “Almost all these deaths will happen in developing countries. A large number of them could be prevented.” You do not want to find yourself in need… Continue reading Hell On Earth: The 10 Worst Nations For Health Care