Rebel violence in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is escalating inside the vast country’s Ebola-hit North Kivu province, putting millions at risk, the United Nations refugee agency warned on Friday.
The Central Africa region is experiencing rapid urbanization and economic growth, and infrastructure development. These changes, while generally positive and welcome, also make the region more vulnerable to explosive infectious disease outbreaks, according to an international group of scientists.
Africa is unique, culturally diverse with various traditional practices that may play greater roles in creating the enabling environment for viral diseases, such as Ebola.
ZMapp, an experimental therapy comprising three monoclonal antibodies, has shown promise in a clinical trial, but it targets only one of the five known species of Ebola virus.
The same experimental vaccine concept being used to prevent Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) also is the basis for an experimental vaccine against Nipah
On May 8, 2018, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) reported an outbreak of Ebola virus disease—a serious and often fatal illness—in Équateur Province in the northwest part of the country. As the U.S. government’s lead agency on biomedical… Read More ›
The World Bank Group’s Pandemic Emergency Financing Facility (PEF) welcomes Australia as a donor to the PEF, joining Japan and Germany. Australia is contributing US$7.2 million to the PEF’s Cash Window, which was set up through an initial contribution from Germany. Australia… Read More ›