Category: Ebola

New ebola outbreak in North Kivu, DR Congo – 11 cases and already 6 dead – 5 months after the previous outbreak IN SAME REGION

Eleven NEW cases of Ebola virus disease have so far been confirmed by health officials in the northeastern province of North Kivu in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). This is more than five months after the end of a previous Ebola outbreak in the same province. As of Nov. 3, 11 Ebola cases have […] Read More

UPDATE: Patient who bled to death from Ebola-like Marburg virus ‘may have spread to 155 others’

(TheRemnants) – A man who tragically died from the Marburg virus in West Africa could have spread it to 155 people according to a new report from The Daily Star. The virus, which reportedly can leave victims brutally bleeding to death, has never been seen in that part of the world before – causing concern it […] Read More

West Africa placed on high alert as first case of deadly Ebola-like Marburg virus with 88% fatality rate detected

Authorities are racing to trace anyone who may have been in contact with Marburg, a haemorrhagic virus with a fatality rate as high as 88pc A highly infectious haemorrhagic virus similar to Ebola has been detected for the first time in West Africa, triggering a rush to identify potential contacts and squash the outbreak before […] Read More

Ebola Breaks Out Again in Congo With 48 Infections and 20 Deaths

Congo, with nearly 50 known cases across a large region bordering the Republic of Congo and Central African Republic. Since authorities announced the outbreak on June 1st, 48 cases have been confirmed in Congo’s Equateur province, with a further three probable cases and a total of 20 deaths. “This is still a very active outbreak, […] Read More

Ebola-Like Virus Continues Wiping Out Thousands Of Pet Rabbits in Southwestern U.S.

A deadly virus is killing thousands of domestic rabbits throughout the Southwestern United States. The highly contagious illness, rabbit hemorrhagic disease virus (RHDV2), which affects rabbits, hares, and pikas, has been dubbed “bunny Ebola” by some, Dr. Amanda Jones, a veterinarian in Texas, told The Cut earlier this week. Though the quick-moving virus is “not related […] Read More