Vaccine on Backburner Now a Game-Changer in DR Congo Ebola Fight?
The vaccine V920 isn't new. It was invented in 2003 at the Public Health Agency of Canada, and initial tests showed promise. Clinical trials didn't happen, until the worst Ebola outbreak in recorded history unfolded more than a decade later, in 2014 and 2015. By then, the vaccine had been licensed and its effectiveness in humans established.
Ebola vaccine (file photo).
Congo-Kinshasa: Govt Prepares for Mass Ebola Vaccinations
VOA, 23 May 2018
Preparations are under way for a mass Ebola vaccination campaign in the Democratic Republic of Congo as the Ministry of Health and international aid agencies hold a second day of… Read more »
Congo-Kinshasa: USAID Commits Additional U.S.$7 Million to Combat Ebola
USAID, 23 May 2018
Today, the United States announced that the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is contributing up to $7 million at this stage to combat the Ebola outbreak in the… Read more »
Congo-Kinshasa: Ebola Virus Has 'Potential to Expand' WHO Reports
Deutsche Welle, 23 May 2018
The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that the Ebola virus in the DRC could spread to other countries. Congo's neighbors have started taking steps to stem a possible… Read more »
This is the ninth Ebola outbreak in the country since 1976. The previous outbreaks were centred in rural areas and contained before they reached an urban environment like Mbandaka. ... Read more »