Experimental Ebola Treatments Approved for Use in Uganda

The Congolese pastor who is thought to have caused the Ebola outbreak's spread into Uganda was unknown to health officials before he died of the disease, the World Health Organization's emergencies chief said Thursday. That underlines the problems in tracking the virus as a WHO expert panel on Friday discusses whether to declare a global health emergency.

Experimental Ebola Treatments Approved for Use in Uganda

The announcement comes as the country prepares for possible spread of the virus from Democratic Republic of Congo.

Thu 20 Jun 19 from The Scientist

Porous border could hinder efforts to stem spread of Ebola

Several well-trodden paths crisscross this lush area where people walk between Congo and Uganda to visit nearby family and friends and go to the busy markets.

Tue 18 Jun 19 from Medical Xpress

Why it's hard to stop Ebola spreading—between people and across borders

Ebola has claimed around 1400 lives in the Democratic Republic of Congo, while there are reports that two people have lost their lives in western Uganda. The Conversation Africa's Ozayr Patel ...

Mon 17 Jun 19 from Medical Xpress

UN says Ebola outbreak in Congo still not a global emergency

The World Health Organization on Friday said the Ebola outbreak in Congo—which spilled into Uganda this week—is an "extraordinary event" of deep concern but does not yet merit being declared ...

Fri 14 Jun 19 from Medical Xpress

World Health Organization resists declaring Ebola emergency — for third time

Nature, Published online: 13 June 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-01893-1Outbreak worsens in the Democratic Republic of the Congo as virus spreads into Uganda.

Fri 14 Jun 19 from Nature News

CDC opens emergency operations center for Congo Ebola outbreak

(HealthDay)—The United States is stepping up its response to a historic outbreak of Ebola in two African nations. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention activated its Emergency ...

Fri 14 Jun 19 from Medical Xpress

WHO emergency panel meets on Ebola after Uganda deaths

The World Health Organization emergency committee will decide Friday whether to declare a raging Ebola epidemic an international threat, after an outbreak that began in Democratic Republic of ...

Fri 14 Jun 19 from Medical Xpress

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Thu 13 Jun 19 from Science Now

Congo pastor likely sparked Ebola outbreak spread to Uganda

The Congolese pastor who is thought to have caused the Ebola outbreak's spread into Uganda was unknown to health officials before he died of the disease, the World Health Organization's emergencies ...

Thu 13 Jun 19 from Medical Xpress

Second patient dies of Ebola in Uganda: health official

A 50-year-old woman who tested positive for Ebola in Uganda has died, a health ministry official told AFP Thursday, the second fatality since the virus spread from neighbouring Democratic Republic ...

Thu 13 Jun 19 from Medical Xpress

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