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Ebola vaccine to begin human trials

The University of Oxford have begun recruiting for a Phase I trial to test an Ebola vaccine in human volunteers—with the first vaccinations having already taken place.

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COVID-19 compared with other deadly viruses

The global death toll from COVID-19, which is set to pass five million, is already far worse than most other viral epidemics of the 20th and 21st centuries.

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DR Congo records Ebola case five months after last outbreak

One Ebola case has been recorded in the Democratic Republic of Congo, five months after the latest epidemic of the disease in the country was declared over, the government said on Friday.

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Paving the way for an Ebola-free West Africa

The 2014–2016 Ebola virus epidemic in West Africa was the worst outbreak of the disease since its discovery in the 1970s. Centered in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, the epidemic claimed over 11 300 lives—more than ...

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Guinea declares end of Marburg virus outbreak: WHO

Guinea has declared the end of an outbreak of the Marburg virus, which belongs to the same family as Ebola, the World Health Organization said Thursday.

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Ebola: Profile of a dreaded killer

Ebola, which could reappear years later in survivors according to a study published by the journal Nature on Wednesday, has killed more than 15,000 people since 1976.

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'No evidence' woman in Ivory Coast had Ebola: WHO

There is "no evidence" that a Guinean woman who tested positive for Ebola after arriving in neighbouring Ivory Coast had the disease, the WHO said on Tuesday citing a new analysis from a lab in France.

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