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

World Health Organization

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 was requested to provide the Director-General with views and perspectives …

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

World Health Organization

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 the first results of a long-term study being jointly conducted …

World on the Verge of an Effective Ebola Vaccine

WHO

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 conducted the review, advised that the trial should continue. Preliminary …