ebola

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is currently grappling with the world’s second largest Ebola outbreak. More than 1,800 people have died and 2,600 infections have been confirmed since the outbreak was declared in August 2018. North Kivu and Ituri provinces are at the epicentre of the outbreak. Neighbouring countries are taking steps to… Read more

In August 2015 Dr Sakoba Keita, who led the Ebola response in Guinea during the largest Ebola outbreak the world has ever seen, declared: the Ebola vaccine is a gift from Guinea to West Africa and the world. This was just after the preliminary results of the “Ebola ça suffit” trial that proved the safety… Read more

Nearly one year after the Ebola outbreak in west Africa’s official end, final results from one of the only vaccine trials for the virus are now in, and they look quite promising. An international group of researchers associated with the World Health Organization reports the vaccine is 100 percent effective at preventing Ebola when given… Read more

The anti-viral capabilities of OSU-03012, also known as AR-12, has been detailed by a research team spanning four continents. The experimental drug is currently used in clinical trials to treat certain cancer tumors. The present study confirms that AR-12 is effective in treating a host of viral infections in the laboratory and in animal models… Read more

A groundbreaking study reveals clues to how some people are able to survive the deadly Ebola virus and suggests possible paths to treatments that could save more lives. Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control, says: “These findings are encouraging and underscore how crucial it is to continue the fight against Ebola. We… Read more