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Ebola cure nears as two treatments prove highly effective

Ebola cure nears as two treatments prove highly effective

Two out of four Ebola candidate treatments have proven so effective that a trial testing the products is ending early. The recommendation to end the existing trial, which started in November 2018, was made by an independent monitoring board tasked with reviewing the trial's efficacy data and related safety. In its place, the board recommends that officials focus on just two of the four treatments: mAb114 and REGN-EB3.

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Measles outbreak cases in the US reach highest level in 25 years

Measles outbreak cases in the US reach highest level in 25 years

On Monday, the World Health Organization published an update on the measles outbreaks occurring around the world. A number of countries have been hit by the disease, the worst instances being in Ukraine, Madagascar, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, which is also battling an Ebola outbreak. In addition, WHO reports that measles cases in the United States are at their highest level in 25 years.

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WHO declares Ebola global health emergency: What you need to know

WHO declares Ebola global health emergency: What you need to know

In mid-June, the World Health Organization convened a group of experts to determine whether the ongoing Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo should be declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). Despite contention between the group, at least based on a previous release from WHO, the organization ultimately decided it wouldn't make such a declaration. One month later, WHO has reversed the decision.

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Ebola outbreak risks international spread but isn’t formal emergency says WHO

Ebola outbreak risks international spread but isn’t formal emergency says WHO

Following its emergency committee meeting today, WHO reports that while the ongoing Ebola outbreak in the DRC and Uganda is deeply concerning, it doesn't meet the criteria for an international emergency declaration. The meeting over whether the declaration should be made included 'differing views' from experts, according to WHO, which acknowledges the spread into Uganda represents an international spread of the virus.

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