Time magazine chose doctors who fight Ebola as “Person of the Year”

Doctors, nurses and others who fight the Ebola epidemic in West Africa have been chosen as ‘Person of the Year 2014’ by the prestigious American magazine Time. “For risking, for persisting, for sacrificing and saving” lives, said the editor Nancy Gibbs to...

Latin American doctors will be trained to handle cases of Ebola

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) will train health professionals from over 30 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean in the clinical management of patients with Ebola, announced this Friday the agency. The training courses will be held from 1 to 3 December in...

The Congo is declared Ebola free country by WHO

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), was declared this Friday off from Ebola outbreak by the World Health Organization (WHO) which was detected last August. WHO reported the outbreak in Congo on 24 August and took place in Jeeran County in the province of Ecuador, where 66...

WHO: We expect Ebola infections decline clearly in early 2015

The World Health Organization (WHO) expects that the spread of Ebola virus decline “clearly” in early 2015, a senior official reported this Tuesday. “We are preparing for the future, thinking about how we will be within four to six months, when the number of...

Ebola spread has decreased thanks to international efforts, according to WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) showed confident on Thursday of the decline in the number of new cases of Ebola virus in “some regions,” particularly in Liberia, the most affected country. Thanks to the international mobilization against the epidemic in West...

Clinical trials of vaccine against the Ebola virus begin on November 1

The World Health Organization (WHO) said this Tuesday it will begin on November 1 clinical trials in Switzerland of one of the two candidate vaccines against Ebola. The vaccine is the NIAID / GSK, developed by GlaxoSmithKline, which at the moment is already being tested on...

Nigeria is declared an Ebola virus free country by WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) declared on Monday to Nigeria, where the arrival of Ebola triggered all fears, as a virus-free after a period of 42 days without any new confirmed case of infection. “The epidemic in Nigeria has been defeated. Is a spectacular success...

Ebola vaccine is not expected before January of 2015

The World Health Organization (WHO) said that a vaccine for ebola is not expected  until January. Such treatments would begin to be tested in the countries affected by the disease in West Africa in early 2015. Currently, sixty people are participating in a clinical trial at the...