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2 Ebola drugs increase survival rates, according to early trial information

2 Ebola drugs increase survival rates, according to early trial information

Enlarge / BUTEMBO, CONGO - JULY 27: A healthcare member inoculates a man for Ebola suspicion to take precautions against the disease in Butembo, Democratic Republic of the Congo. For the first time, preliminary clinical-trial results suggest that two experimental Ebola drugs can lower the death toll of the deadly virus, health officials announced Monday.…
Ebola Break Out In Congo Gets In Year 2. Is An End In Sight?

Ebola Break Out In Congo Gets In Year 2. Is An...

Health workers in Congo carry the coffins of Ebola victims to a burial site. John Wessels/AFP/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption John Wessels/AFP/Getty Images Health workers in Congo carry the coffins of Ebola victims to a burial site. John Wessels/AFP/Getty Images "This is not a happy anniversary," says Yap Boum, the regional representative for Epicentre…
WHO states Ebola break out a global emergency situation

WHO states Ebola break out a global emergency situation

Enlarge / Health workers communicate information about Ebola at an Ebola screening station on the road between Butembo and Goma on July 16, 2019, in Goma, DRC. The World Health Organization on Wednesday declared the nearly year-long Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). The…
Measles is eliminating more individuals in the DRC than Ebola– and faster

Measles is eliminating more individuals in the DRC than Ebola– and...

Enlarge / A man receives a vaccine against Ebola from a nurse outside the Afia Himbi Health Center on July 15, 2019 in Goma. As the world anxiously monitors the outbreak of Ebola in Democratic Republic of the Congo, health officials note that a measles outbreak declared last month in the country has killed more…
Popular anti-vaxxers lose New york city lawsuit over spiritual exemptions

Popular anti-vaxxers lose New york city lawsuit over spiritual exemptions

Enlarge / Anti-vaccine advocate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. during a public hearing on vaccine related bills in 2015. A New York State Supreme Court Justice on Friday rejected a request by 55 anti-vaccine families to block a recently passed state law eliminating exemptions to school vaccination requirements on the basis of religious beliefs. According to…
Antivaxxers rely on homeschooling to prevent safeguarding their kids’ health

Antivaxxers rely on homeschooling to prevent safeguarding their kids’ health

Enlarge / A boy at school. Anti-vaccine advocates in New York are encouraging parents to homeschool their children rather than protect them from serious diseases, according to a recent report in The Wall Street Journal. The move by New York anti-vaccine groups comes just weeks after state lawmakers eliminated exemptions that allowed parents to opt…
WHO States Ebola Break Out Is Not An International Public Health Emergency Situation

WHO States Ebola Break Out Is Not An International Public Health...

The WHO says the current Ebola outbreak is an emergency in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the region — but not on the international level. Here, people arriving from the DRC on Friday wash their hands with chlorinated water to prevent the spread of infection at the Mpondwe border crossing in western Uganda.…
Anti-vaxxers beat: NY prohibits exemptions as physicians vote to step up battle

Anti-vaxxers beat: NY prohibits exemptions as physicians vote to step up...

Enlarge / Actress Jessica Biel supporting prominent anti-vaxxer Robert F. Kennedy Jr in effort to protect non-medical vaccine exemptions. Anti-vaccine advocates received a blow in New York Thursday as state lawmakers banned non-medical exemptions based on religious beliefs—and there may be more blows coming. ]Also on Thursday, the American Medical Association adopted a new policy…
WHO States Ebola Break Out Is Not A Worldwide Risk

WHO States Ebola Break Out Is Not A Worldwide Risk

The World Health Organization met Friday to discuss developments in the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The meeting was prompted by three cases that appeared in Uganda this week.
Why The Ebola Break Out In The Democratic Republic Of Congo Keeps Becoming Worse

Why The Ebola Break Out In The Democratic Republic Of Congo...

Efforts to stop the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo face a daunting obstacle: A multitude of local and national players are using the disease as a weapon in their struggle for power.
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