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 2020-06-26 13:30 

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DR Congo emerges from longest, deadliest Ebola outbreak but virus struggle is far from over...

For almost two years the Democratic Republic of Congo has battled the deadliest Ebola outbreak, killing 2,287 people from 3,470 reported infections.DRC Health Minister Eteni Longondo described it as the "longest, most complex and deadliest" in the...

 2020-06-02 05:31 

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DR Congo reports fresh Ebola outbreak as it fights coronavirus...

DR Congo reported a fresh Ebola outbreak in its northwest on Monday, the latest health emergency for a country already fighting an epidemic of the deadly fever in the east as well as a surging number of coronavirus infections.The 11th Ebola outbreak in th...

 2020-05-25 12:00 

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Top-grade biosafety lab building spree planned in southern China...

The southern Chinese province of Guangdong plans to build dozens of high-grade biosafety laboratories to handle some of the most infectious diseases in the next five years.Wang Ruijun, director general of Guangdong's Department of Science and Technolo...

 2020-05-14 04:48 

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Harvard and MIT researchers are developing a face mask that lights up when it detects the coronavirus...

Pandemics were top of mind for Jim Collins years before the new coronavirus emerged.In 2014, his bioengineering laboratory at MIT began developing sensors that could detect the Ebola virus when it was freeze-dried onto a piece of paper. The small team of ...

 2020-05-04 17:30 

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Trump's decision to halt US funding to the WHO could have devastating consequences, especially in the developing world...

US President Donald Trump announced the suspension of American funding to the World Health Organisation last month, pending a review of the international health body's "mismanagement, cover-ups and failures" in the unfolding coronavirus crisis...

 2020-05-01 07:18 

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Coronavirus: what is remdesivir and how effective is it against Covid-19?...

Remdesivir has been shown to speed up recovery times for patients with Covid-19 in a major US-led trial, becoming the first drug with proven benefit against the disease.Here is what you need to know.What is remdesivir?Remdesivir is an experimental, broad ...

 2020-04-25 12:00 

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Coronavirus leaves Africa facing double jeopardy by halting vaccination programmes and fight against malaria...

The battle against Covid-19 risks undermining other public health campaigns in Africa as attention and resources are diverted away from other projects such as immunisation and anti-malaria campaigns.Before the coronavirus that causes the disease arrived i...

 2020-04-19 15:00 

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Donald Trump's halt on WHO funding will be felt most by the world's poorest people, experts say...

US President Donald Trump's decision to cut funding to the World Health Organisation (WHO) could not have come at a worse time for the world's poorest countries, which depend on financial support from the United Nations agency to battle diseases l...

 2020-04-11 11:59 

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Experimental coronavirus treatment remdesivir shows promise in study where two thirds of patients improved...

Two thirds of seriously ill Covid-19 patients saw their condition improve after receiving the experimental drug remdesivir, according to a study sponsored by its developer Gilead Sciences.The drug was originally developed to treat diseases such as Ebola a...

 2020-03-30 14:00 

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West African nations hope experience fighting Ebola will help curb spread of coronavirus...

Sierra Leone is the only country in West Africa that is yet to report a case of Covid-19 but it hopes that its bitter experience of Ebola will help fight the disease if it arrives.To curb the spread of the disease caused by the new coronavirus, President ...

 2020-03-18 00:00 

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How ignoring WHO guidelines and relying on 'ineffective' travel bans may have hampered world's fight against coronavirus...

After decades of experience in dealing with global disease outbreaks as deadly as Aids and Ebola, the World Health Organisation has forged a series of guidelines on how to deal with epidemics. Most countries are now ignoring them in the face of the corona...

 2020-02-26 16:30 

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Coronavirus far more likely than Sars to bond to human cells, scientists say...

The new coronavirus has an HIV-like mutation that means its ability to bind with human cells could be up to 1,000 times as strong as the Sars virus, according to new research by scientists in China and Europe.The discovery could help to explain not only h...

 2020-02-11 21:16 

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Coronavirus: US biomedical agency to test several drugs, including an antiviral that has 'shown promise'...

The US government's biomedical research agency is preparing to test several medications as possible treatments for the new coronavirus epidemic, including Gilead Sciences' remdesivir.The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID...

 2020-02-09 08:00 

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Coronavirus: scientists race to develop vaccine as death toll surpasses Sars...

Scientists from the United States to Australia are using new technology in an ambitious, multimillion-dollar drive to develop a vaccine in record time to tackle the coronavirus outbreak that started in China.The new virus has spread rapidly since emerging...

 2020-02-05 07:46 

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Now, what shall we call this coronavirus?...

West Nile virus, Lyme disease, Ebola virus. And now: 2019-nCoV?"Just rolls off the tongue, doesn't it?" said Trevor Hoppe, a researcher at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, who has studied the history of disease names.The name, w...

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