Communicable Diseases

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…]

South Korean man infected by MERS virus, first case in 3 years

South Korean man infected by MERS virus, first case in 3 years

Published 08/09/2018

SEOUL (Reuters) - A South Korean man, 61, was diagnosed with the potentially deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and is being treated at a [more…]

HIV prevention pill reaching more people who need it

HIV prevention pill reaching more people who need it

Published 07/09/2018

(Reuters Health) - More than one in nine people worldwide who might benefit from a daily pill to minimize their risk of getting HIV are [more…]

Militia threat hampers Ebola fight in Congo as disease kills 47

Militia threat hampers Ebola fight in Congo as disease kills 47

Published 17/08/2018

GENEVA (Reuters) - Militia violence in Democratic Republic of Congo has prevented aid workers from reaching some potential cases in an outbreak of Ebola that [more…]

Ebola vaccinations in eastern Congo due to begin on Wednesday

Ebola vaccinations in eastern Congo due to begin on Wednesday

Published 05/08/2018

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - Vaccinations against a new outbreak of Ebola virus in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo are due to begin [more…]