New positive case of Ebola virus disease confirmed in Liberia

Lab results confirm a new case of Ebola virus disease in Liberia—a 30-year-old woman who died yesterday afternoon while being transferred to a hospital in the capitol Monrovia. Liberia’s Ministry of Health, WHO and partner agencies immediately sent a team to the community outside Monrovia…

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WHO coordinating vaccination of contacts to contain Ebola flare-up in Guinea

Hundreds of people who may have been in contact with 8 individuals infected with Ebola virus in Guinea’s southern prefectures of Nzérékoré and Macenta have been vaccinated with the experimental Ebola vaccine in a bid to contain the latest flare-up of Ebola. WHO’s office in…

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WHO terminates the Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) regarding the Ebola virus disease outbreak in West Africa

The 9th meeting of the Emergency Committee convened by the WHO Director-General under the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR) regarding the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in West Africa took place by teleconference on Tuesday, 29 March 2016 from 12:30 until 15:15 hr. The Committee…

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New Ebola cases confirmed in Guinea as WHO warns of more possible flare ups

Conakry — WHO has dispatched a team of specialists to the southern prefecture of Nzérékoré after 2 new cases of Ebola were detected and confirmed in a rural village. Guinean health officials in the region alerted WHO and partners on 16 March to 3 unexplained…

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World Health Organization statement on end of Ebola flare-up in Sierra Leone

17 March 2016, Freetown—The World Health Organization joins the government of Sierra Leone in marking the end of the recent flare-up of Ebola virus disease in the country. As of today, 17 March, 42 days have passed, two incubation cycles of the virus, since the…

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New Ebola Case in Sierra Leone; WHO continues to stress risk of more flare-ups

15 January 2016—A new case of Ebola has been confirmed in Sierra Leone, reflecting the ongoing risk of new flare-ups of the virus in affected countries. The Sierra Leone government acted rapidly to respond to this new case. Through the country’s new emergency operations centre,…

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Preliminary study finds that Ebola virus fragments can persist in the semen of some survivors for at least nine months

Preliminary results of a study into persistence of Ebola virus in body fluids show that some men still produce semen samples that test positive for Ebola virus nine months after onset of symptoms. The report, published today in the New England Journal of Medicine, provides…

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World on the Verge of an Effective Ebola Vaccine

Geneva, 31 July 2015 – Results from an interim analysis of the Guinea Phase III efficacy vaccine trial show that VSV-EBOV (Merck, Sharp & Dohme) is highly effective against Ebola. The independent body of international experts - the Data and Safety Monitoring Board – that…

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Vaccination must be scaled up in Ebola-affected countries: WHO

20 MARCH 2015, GENEVA-- A growing risk of outbreaks of measles, pertussis, and other vaccine-preventable diseases in countries affected by Ebola must be countered by urgent scaling up of routine immunization activities, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). "We are calling for the intensification…

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