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Ebola outbreak declared in Democratic Republic of Congo

CNN - 08 May 2018
(CNN) The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo declared an outbreak of Ebola hemorrhagic fever, a rare and deadly disease, on Tuesday, the World Health Organization reported. The declaration came after laboratory results confirmed two ...
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The First Urban Case of Ebola in the Congo Is a 'Game Changer'

The Atlantic - 17 May 2018
Ebola is not an airborne disease. It can only spread through contact with infected bodily fluids, so effective hygiene and public health can still contain it in a densely populated area. During the DRC's very first Ebola outbreak in 1976 (which was ...
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Ebola outbreak in Congo declared over, but the risk can remain

CNN - 24 Jul 2018
(CNN) The Ministry of Health in the Democratic Republic of Congo officially declared on Tuesday that the country's battle against a ravaging Ebola outbreak has come to an end, according to the World Health Organization. The government of Congo declared ...
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The Next Plague Is Coming. Is America Ready?

The Atlantic - 14 Jun 2018
Unlike airborne viruses such as influenza, Ebola spreads only through contact with infected bodily fluids. Even so, it is capable of incredible devastation, as West Africa learned in 2014, when, in the largest outbreak to date, more than 28,000 people ...
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Ebola in the air? A nightmare that could happen

CNN - 12 Sep 2014
Osterholm and other experts couldn't think of another virus that has made the transition from non-airborne to airborne in humans. They say the chances are relatively small that Ebola will make that jump. But as the virus spreads, they warned, the ...
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Overestimated mutation rate

Medical Xpress - 05 Apr 2018
Scientific evidence at the start of the last major Ebola epidemic in West Africa that suggested the virus would change exceptionally rapidly was probably due to methodological biases. This has been shown by scientists led by Tanja Stadler, a professor ...
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Officials: Patient tests negative for Ebola

FOX31 Denver - 30 Jul 2018
DENVER -- A patient thought to possibly have contracted Ebola tested negative for the virus Sunday evening, according to officials with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. This was the second ...
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Are we prepared for the looming epidemic threat?

The Guardian - 18 Mar 2018
Once transmitted to a human, an airborne virus could pass from that one infected individual to 25,000 others within a week, and to more than 700,000 within the first month. Within three months, it could spread to ...
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Top ten most dangerous viruses in the world

Deutsche Welle - 15 Jun 2018
1. The most dangerous virus is the Marburg virus. It is named after a small and idyllic town on the river Lahn - but that has nothing to do with the disease itself. The Marburg virus is a hemorrhagic fever virus. As with Ebola, the Marburg virus causes ...

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