Communicable Diseases

Ebola spreads to high-risk area of Congo: WHO

Ebola spreads to high-risk area of Congo: WHO

Published 26/01/2019

GENEVA (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo’s Ebola outbreak has spread southwards into an area with high security risks, the World Health Organization said. The [more…]

Flu vaccine safe for hospitalized patients

Flu vaccine safe for hospitalized patients

Published 25/01/2019

(Reuters Health) - Patients who receive the flu vaccine while hospitalized are no more likely to develop fever or require extra doctor or hospital visits [more…]

U.S. medic declared Ebola-free, leaves Nebraska quarantine

U.S. medic declared Ebola-free, leaves Nebraska quarantine

Published 13/01/2019

(Reuters) - A U.S. healthcare worker who was being monitored for the Ebola virus after treating patients in the Democratic Republic of Congo was released [more…]

Scientists to test tailor-made vaccine tech to fight epidemics

Scientists to test tailor-made vaccine tech to fight epidemics

Published 10/12/2018

LONDON (Reuters) - A global coalition set up to fight disease epidemics is investing up to $8.4 million to develop a synthetic vaccine system that [more…]

Gene study reveals secrets of parasitic worms, possible treatments

Gene study reveals secrets of parasitic worms, possible treatments

Published 05/11/2018

LONDON (Reuters) - The largest study to date of the genetic makeup of parasitic worms has found hundreds of new clues about how they invade [more…]

Uganda begins Ebola vaccinations amid Congo transmission fears

Uganda begins Ebola vaccinations amid Congo transmission fears

Published 02/11/2018

KAMPALA (Reuters) - Uganda says it will start to vaccinate some of its health workers against Ebola on Monday, amid fears that the viral haemorrhagic [more…]

Congo’s Ebola outbreak to worsen without stepped-up response: WHO…

Congo’s Ebola outbreak to worsen without stepped-up response: WHO…

Published 17/10/2018

GENEVA (Reuters) - The Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo is likely to worsen significantly unless the response to it is stepped up, an [more…]

HIV prevention drugs could dramatically cut new infections

HIV prevention drugs could dramatically cut new infections

Published 17/10/2018

(Reuters Health) - An HIV-prevention drug pill, dubbed PrEP, dramatically reduced new infections in a large group of high risk gay men, Australian researchers report. [more…]

Five new Ebola cases confirmed in eastern Congo: health ministry

Five new Ebola cases confirmed in eastern Congo: health ministry

Published 06/10/2018

KINSHASA (Reuters) - The Congolese health ministry on Saturday reported a further five confirmed cases of Ebola in the east of the Democratic Republic of [more…]

Ebola fight has new science but faces old hurdles in restive Congo

Ebola fight has new science but faces old hurdles in restive Congo

Published 10/09/2018

BENI, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - When Esperance Nzavaki heard she was cured of Ebola after three weeks of cutting-edge care at a medical [more…]