Ebola

25 articles
Ebola Updates and an Interview
Apr 11, 2014 | Amy L. Sonricker Hansen

West Africa’s Ebola outbreak continues to grow. In Guinea, as of April 9, the World Health Organization reports 158 cases and 101 deaths. Liberia has...

Ebola Confirmed in Conakry, Guinea
Mar 28, 2014 | Anna Tomasulo

At the time of this posting (11h15 EST, March 28 2014), the World Health Organization and Guinea's Ministry of Health have confirmed four cases of...

Updates on Guinea's Ebola Outbreak
Mar 27, 2014 | Anna Tomasulo

Over the past few weeks, you have been inundated with reports on invasions and missing planes. So, why not add an outbreak of hemorrhagic fever to...

Ebola: Still the Scariest Virus Out There?
Apr 3, 2013 | Steven Purcell

Simply uttering the word Ebola is enough to cause a person to cringe, shudder, twitch, or perhaps even recoil in horror. Rightly so. Ebola...

Suspected Ebola Cases in Mubende District, Uganda
Jan 11, 2013 | Anna Tomasulo

Days before Luweero district is to be declared Ebola-free, two suspected cases appear in central Uganda’s Mubende district. According to New Vision,...

Updates on Marburg and Ebola
Dec 3, 2012 | Anna Tomasulo

On Nov. 28, Uganda’s Ministry of Health reported seven cases of Ebola (six confirmed, one probable), and four deaths. The current Ebola outbreak is...

From Pigs to Monkeys, Ebola Goes Airborne
Nov 21, 2012 | Jane Huston

When news broke that the Ebola virus had resurfaced in Uganda, investigators in Canada were making headlines of their own with research indicating...

Ebola Strikes Again in Uganda
Nov 14, 2012 | Anna Tomasulo

On Oct. 4, the WHO declared Uganda’s most recent Ebola outbreak over. Today, Uganda’s WHO country representative, Joaquim Saweka, reports two...

Update on the Ebola outbreak in DR Congo
Nov 1, 2012 | Robyn Correll Carlyle

The WHO announced Friday that there have been 52 cases and 25 deaths of Ebola hemorrhagic fever (EHF) reported so far in the Orientale Province of...

DRC and Ugandan Muslims Banned from Mecca for Fear of Ebola and Cholera
Oct 22, 2012 | Lauren Edmundson

The Saudi Arabian government has banned people from Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) from making this year’s pilgrimage to Mecca...

Ebola Winds Down in Uganda and Persists in DR Congo
Sep 5, 2012 | Anna Tomasulo

On Monday, September 3, the World Health Organization stated that the Ebola outbreak in the Kibaale district of Uganda was coming to an end. No new...

August 21 Update on Ebola in DR Congo
Aug 21, 2012 | Anna Tomasulo

This morning, WHO reported 15 suspected cases and ten deaths in the Orientale Province of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Of the suspected cases,...

Uganda Ministry of Health Updates World on Ebola via YouTube
Aug 7, 2012 | Anna Tomasulo

The Ugandan Ministry of Health is releasing video updates on the Ebola outbreak via YouTube. In the update from August 7, the Health Service...

Latest on Ebola, Aug. 6 2012, 12h: Two Suspected Cases in Tanzania, WHO Update for Uganda
Aug 6, 2012 | Anna Tomasulo

Tanzania: Local news in Tanzania is reporting two suspected cases of Ebola in the Kagera Region. The two suspected cases, a mother and son, traveled...

Latest on Ebola, August 3, 9h00: Suspected Case of Ebola Escapes Hospital, Kibaale National Park is Reportedly Ebola-Free
Aug 3, 2012 | Anna Tomasulo

Joaquim Saweka, the WHO representative in Uganda, told the Associated Press today that everyone known to have had contact with an Ebola patient has...

Latest on Ebola, August 2, 9h20: Suspected Cases Rise in Uganda, Kenya Suspects Second Case
Aug 2, 2012 | Anna Tomasulo

Uganda: The WHO reports 16 deaths and 38 suspected cases in Kibaale, while the Ugandan Daily Monitor reports 50. Francis Mugerwa, author for the...

Update on Ebola in Uganda and Suspected Case in Kenya
Aug 1, 2012 | Anna Tomasulo

Update on Uganda Reporters from Uganda’s daily publication New Vision write that four people with Ebola symptoms have died. If laboratory reports...

Number of Suspected Cases of Ebola Rises in Uganda
Jul 31, 2012 | Anna Tomasulo

Reuters reports that eleven more suspected cases of Ebola are in isolation. There are now 36 suspected or confirmed cases. According to Paul Katwa,...

Museveni Addresses Uganda's Ebola Outbreak
Jul 30, 2012 | Anna Tomasulo

On the evening of July 29, President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni issued a statement on the current Ebola outbreak, in which he called on Ugandans to stop...

Did Scientists Just Discover a Cure for Ebola?
Jun 22, 2012 | Jane Huston

Scientists in Canada announced the successful treatment of Ebola viral infection in monkeys. The encouraging results were published in the journal...

First Steps Towards Controlling Deadly Ebola Virus
Mar 6, 2012 | Katharina Schwan

New research suggests that certain cancer drugs may control ­the lethal Ebola virus. On February 29, a new study investigating the effects of two...

Ebola-like virus discovered in Spain
Oct 26, 2011 | Anna Tomasulo

A group of scientists have discovered a new virus that is related to some of the deadliest viruses to primates (including humans). The virus was...

Uganda's Ebola Outbreak Update: New suspect cases as others ruled out
May 21, 2011 | healthmap

As noted in our previous blog, a 12 year old girl who died at Bombo Military Hospital in Uganda tested positive for Ebola. Since then suspected cases...

Ebola Hits Uganda
May 18, 2011 | healthmap

Last week, a twelve-year old girl from Luwero died in the Bombo Military Hospital about 60 kilometers outside of Uganda’s capital, Kampala, from the...

Possible Ebola Outbreak in Uganda
Nov 23, 2010 | healthmap

Last week, a Ugandan newspaper reported a mystery illness had caused 13 deaths in Abim and Agago districts in the north.  The article quoted a local...