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New Zealand researcher: Ebola linked to deforestation

February 15, 2017 10:30 pm
New Zealand researcher: Ebola linked to deforestation

Researchers have found a potential factor in the outbreak of Ebola virus – deforestation. Photo / 123RF New research co-authored by a New Zealand scientist has linked deforestation in Central and West Africa to the deadly Ebola virus. The study, published today in journal Scientific Reports, finds that forested areas that […]

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New Chinese Ebola vaccine safe, protective: China

December 31, 2016 12:30 pm
New Chinese Ebola vaccine safe, protective: China

China says its first domestically-developed Ebola vaccine is a major medical breakthrough as it passed the Phase-II clinical test and gains permission for clinical trials overseas. On Friday, state broadcaster China Central Television (CCTV) cited a report by the country’s Academy of Military Medical Sciences (AMMS), the developer of the “rAd5-EBOV” vaccine, […]

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Guinea declared Ebola free, step to end disease

December 30, 2015 9:56 am
Guinea declared Ebola free, step to end disease

 Mohamed Belhocine a representative from the World Health Organization speaks during a press briefing in city of Conakry, Guinea. Photo / AP The World Health Organization declared the Ebola outbreak over in Guinea, a huge step in the fight against the world’s largest epidemic and the first time there are […]

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Ebola crisis claimed lives needlessly because the World Health Organisation was scared to sound the alarm

November 24, 2015 1:30 am
Ebola crisis claimed lives needlessly because the World Health Organisation was scared to sound the alarm

  The Kenema Ebola Treatment Centre in Sierra Leone. Photo / Red Cross The Ebola crisis claimed lives needlessly because the World Health Organisation was scared to sound the alarm after being criticised for causing panic during the 2009 Swine Flu pandemic, health experts have claimed. An independent panel of […]

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Ebola vaccine tested to stop virus in West Africa

August 1, 2015 2:54 am
Ebola vaccine  tested to stop virus in West Africa

  A health worker cleans a man’s arm before injecting him with an Ebola vaccine. Photo / AP An experimental Ebola vaccine tested on thousands of people in Guinea seems to work and might help shut down the waning epidemic in West Africa, according to interim results from a study […]

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