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Congo declares the end of Ebola outbreak

The Democratic Republic of Congo recently declared the end of the twelfth outbreak of Ebola. It had killed six people in the eastern province of North Kivu. About Ebola Outbreak The current Ebola outbreak was genetically linked to that of the outbreak that occured in 2018-20. Currently, Guinea is also fighting against Ebola epidemic. The ..

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Chapare Virus: Human to Human Transmission discovered in Bolivia

The researchers from the United States Centre for Disease Control and Prevention have discovered that the Chapare Virus is capable of human to human transmission. Bolivia is currently facing an outbreak of the virus. Just like the Ebola virus, the Chapare virus is capable of causing haemorrhagic fever. What is Chapare Virus? The Chapare virus ..

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WHO: Other Countries will follow China in revising their death toll

On April 18, 2020, the World Health Organization announced that many countries are to follow China in updating their death tolls due to COVID-19. This will happen after they bring the spread of the virus under control. Highlights The major epicenter of COVID-19, Wuhan, recently raised its death toll due to COVID-19 by 50%. According ..

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Surviving Ebola and after

Ebola virus which has engulfed 5 West-African nations- Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Nigeria and Senegal has infected about 3,069 people in West Africa. There are patients who have survived the deadly virus. The drug ZMapp has been able to give positive results in dealing with the virus as it has saved lives of 2 more ..

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