The deadly outbreak of Ebola hemorrhagic fever which started in southern Guinea and later spread to Liberia and Sierra Leone shows no signs of abating as 96 new cases and 7 deaths were reported from the latter two countries between 21 and 23 July 2014 only. The disease, which took its name from the Ebola River, the location site of one of the infected northern Congo villages during the first recorded outbreak in 1976, remains one of the deadliest viruses known to mankind. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the disease has a high death rate up to 90%. No cure or vaccine for Ebola has been found.
After the end of the second phase of Ebola vaccine clinical tests in December, documents for registration will be submitted.
A vaccine against Ebola disease, developed by Russia's Vector Research Center of Virology and Biotechnology, is being approved by the Russian Ministry of Heathcare and waiting for the second phase of trials, the acting general director of the center said Thursday.
The G7 leaders have highlighted the need for reform at the World Health Organization (WHO), so it could better address health emergencies, such as the Ebola virus outbreak.
African countries are grateful to Russia for the assistance it provided during the recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa, African Union Commission chairwoman Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma said.
The second case of Ebola virus was reported in Liberia on Sunday, months after the West African country was declared Ebola-free in January, local health officials said.
The Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa is no longer a public health emergency because countries are now able to rapidly respond to new virus outbursts, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced in a statement on Tuesday.
A new Ebola case has been registered in Sierra Leone, the second since West Africa was declared Ebola-free last week, local journalists report.
The World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed a new Ebola case in Sierra Leone in a statement on Friday, a day after declaring West Africa Ebola-free.
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Russia will present its vaccine against Ebola on January 25. Its further tests will be conducted under the auspices of the UN and WHO.
The World Health Organization (WHO) declared on Thursday the end of Ebola outbreak in Liberia.
The Russian vaccine's efficiency is higher that that of the currently used ones, President Vladimir Putin said.
The African country managed to eradicate the Ebola virus epidemic, the World Health Organization said.
Clinical trials of a Russian vaccine against the Ebola virus have been effective, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Olga Golodets said Wednesday.
Officials in Liberia are bracing for the possible resurgence of the deadly disease, which took more than 4,800 lives before the country was declared virus-free on September 3.
At least five new cases of the Ebola virus were detected in Sierra Leone recently, according to World Health Organization (WHO).
A new case of the deadly Ebola virus disease in Sierra Leone has "set in motion" the World Health Organization’s plan to extend test drug vaccinations to this West African country, after it stayed Ebola-free for almost three weeks.
A refugee from Gambia was hospitalized in the northern Italian city of Turin on Monday over suspicion of potential contagion of the deadly Ebola virus, local media reported.