BioWeapon

Ebola keeps on keeping on

Monday, June 4, 2018
By Paul Martin

BoingBoing.net 6/4/2018 Hey gang, let’s talk Ebola: Everyone’s favorite viral boogeyman. Over the weekend, the AFP News Agency reported that health professionals in the Democratic Republic of Congo have uncovered five new confirmed cases of Ebola: three cases in the Bikoro area and two in Wangata. This most recent outbreak of the disease in... »

Five more cases of Ebola detected by health officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo bringing total to more than 50 amid fears fresh outbreak shares similarities to the 2014 pandemic

Monday, June 4, 2018
By Paul Martin

Some 25 people are feared to have died already after catching the lethal virus Officials have already branded the fresh outbreak a ‘public health emergency’ Three new cases have been recorded in Bikoro in the north west of the country Another two have been found in Wangata – another town in the same region... »

Seven new suspected Ebola cases reported in DRC

Sunday, June 3, 2018
By Paul Martin

So far, there have been 57 cases of infection reported since the outbreak was declared on May 8 in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Aljazeera.com 6/3/2018 Seven new suspected cases of Ebola have been detected in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). There have been 57 cases of Ebola since an outbreak was declared... »

With Ebola at a ‘critical point’ in Congo, aid groups scramble to limit the outbreak

Saturday, June 2, 2018
By Paul Martin

By Max Bearak WashingtonPost.com June 2,2018 MBANDAKA, Congo — The two brothers of Adalbert Wanza made a 170-mile round trip voyage on foot, boat and motorcycle through Congo’s dense rain forest to bring him, and ultimately the rest of the world, grave news. A visitor had died while in their home village, Ikoko-Impenge. A... »

Nearly 700 get Ebola vaccine in Congo; more cases possible

Friday, June 1, 2018
By Paul Martin

FoxNews.com 6/1/2018 DAKAR, Senegal – More than 680 people have received Ebola vaccinations in the three health zones where dozens of cases of the deadly virus have been confirmed, Congo’s health ministry said. Health experts are pushing to find contacts of those infected, having already located more than 1,000. Nearly 500 people have been... »

UNC doctors work to contain new Ebola outbreak in central Africa

Thursday, May 31, 2018
By Paul Martin

WRAL.com 5/30/2018 By Allen Mask, M.D., WRAL Health Team physician CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Medical teams are working to contain a new Ebola outbreak in central Africa. Opposed to previous epidemics, they now have more tools at their disposal. Vaccines and rapid testing for the virus are being used to contain the epidemic. Occasional... »

EBOLA 2.0: Two new deaths confirmed from contagious ‘brain destroying’ virus with NO CURE

Thursday, May 31, 2018
By Paul Martin

TWO more victims have died from a mysterious brain-damaging disease with no cure, sparking fears it could become a pandemic. By Anthony Blair DailyStar.co.uk 31st May 2018 The deaths from the fast-spreading Nipah virus in India take the total number this year to fifteen. The latest victims, identified as Madhusudhanan, 55, and Akhil, 28,... »

Why we should be cautious about the ‘game-changer’ Ebola vaccine

Wednesday, May 30, 2018
By Paul Martin

Despite being widely celebrated, the Ebola vaccine might not prove as effective as it is advertised to be. by Adia Benton Aljazeera.com 5/30/2018 In early May 2018, when the ninth Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo threatened to spread to Mbandaka, a city of 1.2 million people, the global health public relations... »

Ebola virus outbreak on ‘KNIFE-EDGE’: Virus spreads as true scale of crisis ‘UNKNOWN’

Wednesday, May 30, 2018
By Paul Martin

THE EBOLA outbreak is on a “knife-edge” as the epidemic sweeps across the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRP) with the World Health Organisation admitting they have not yet located every case. By LATIFA YEDROUDJ Express.co.uk Wed, May 30, 2018 Dozens of people have been infected in the densely-populated city of Mbandaka, with the virus... »

‘Global pandemic’ RISK after hundreds infected by deadly incurable Nipah disease

Wednesday, May 30, 2018
By Paul Martin

A DEADLY disease that has spread across Asia could potentially become a global pandemic, according to experts. By Anders Anglesey DailyStar.co.uk 30th May 2018 The Nipah virus has a mortality rate of 70% and can cause severe brain damage in survivors. Awareness of the horrific illness caught global attention after 14 Indians died after... »

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