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WHO releases its 2018 Blueprint list of priority diseases

WHO calls on the medical community to unite in greater R&D efforts for these 8 diseases to develop treatments and vaccines to help control outbreaks.

published on : 18th February 2018

USD 6 million in Ebola funds went missing from fraud, says Red Cross official

Red Cross officials say nearly USD 6 million meant to help fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa went missing because of suspected fraud.

published on : 4th November 2017

New smartphone-based test can detect HIV in seconds

Scientists have developed a novel smartphone-based test that uses a single drop of blood from a patient to detect HIV in just 10 seconds.

published on : 29th September 2017

BRICS nations commit to enhance cooperation on health matters

The BRICS members praised the establishment of a "long-term mechanism" for traditional medicine exchanges and committed themselves to enhance cooperation on health issues.

published on : 4th September 2017

Ebola can persist in survivor's semen 2 years after infection

The research team observed the detection of Ebola virus RNA in the semen of men who had previously had a negative test of their semen in some cases.

published on : 3rd August 2017

Ebola virus persists in monkeys that survive disease: study

The team demonstrates persistent Ebola virus replication in the eye, brain, and testes of animals.

published on : 19th July 2017

WHO eyes vaccine trial for Ebola-hit DR Congo

Last week DR Congo declared an outbreak of the highly contagious disease, the eighth to date in a sprawling country five times the size of France.

published on : 18th May 2017

Ebola returns to Congo, WHO assessing extent of outbreak

The outbreak is reported in a remote and hard to reach area and appears to be geographically relatively limited, the WHO said.

published on : 15th May 2017

Hepatitis drug shows promise to help cut Ebola death rate

Interferon beta-1a treatment was provided to Ebola-stricken patients and was inferred that viral blood clearance was faster in those patients treated with the drug with decline in clinical symptoms.

published on : 22nd March 2017

Horse antibodies could effectively treat Ebola infection

The treatment suppressed viral loads significantly and protected the animals from mortality.

published on : 7th February 2017