Ebola

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What is the status of research for Ebola vaccines and treatment ? We are in regular contact with researchers and we are aware that there are a handful of Ebola drugs and vaccines currently in early stages of development. There are a couple of drug candidates that have shown real promise among non-...
Emergency teams from the international medical organisation Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) are continuing their efforts to fight the Ebola epidemic in west Africa. The disease has claimed 932 lives, according to the World Health Organization, since the outbreak began in March this year. Over recent...
(Numbers current as of last weekend) Médecins Sans Frontières(MSF) is currently working to treat patients and contain the Ebola outbreak that is currently gripping Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia in West Africa. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there have been 779 cases and 481...
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With Ebola continuing to spread in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia, bringing the epidemic under control will require a massive deployment of resources by governments in West Africa and aid organisations, according to Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), while warning that it has reached the limits of...
MSF  Ebola treatment center in Guinea © Sylvain CHERKAOUI
While the number of patients appeared to be in decline, new cases of Ebola have been reported in Guinea and Sierra Leone. The virus has already affected more than 300 people in West Africa. Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is continuing its work supporting health authorities in the two countries,...
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MSF is deploying more than 60 international staff and 270 Guinean and Liberian staff to respond to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, which has so far claimed 135 lives according to official numbers. MSF is supporting local health authorities by caring for infected patients and implementing...
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Interview with MSF epidemiologist Kamiliny KALAHNE What is Ebola? Ebola is a disease caused by a filovirus – which just means a thread-type virus. It’s a virus that we think has been around for a long time. There is good evidence that it lives in bats, and people generally come into contact with it...
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MSF has launched an emergency intervention and continues to reinforce its teams to respond to an outbreak of Ebola haemorrhagic fever in Guinea. To date, Guinean health authorities have reported 134 suspected cases and 84 deaths. 52 international staff are working alongside Guinean MSF staff and in...
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With eight confirmed cases of Ebola reported in the capital Conakry, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is facing an unprecedented epidemic in terms of the distribution of cases now scattered in several locations in Guinea. “We are facing an epidemic of a magnitude never before seen in terms of the...
In response to the Ebola epidemic that has broken out in Guinea, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) continues to reinforce its teams in Guéckédou and Macenta, two towns in the south of the country where the virus has spread. 30 staff members are already on the ground and more doctors, nurses and...
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