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We’ll soon know if covid-19 can be treated with HIV and Ebola drugs

By Alice Klein Various drugs are being trialled to treat covid-19CHINE NOUVELLE/SIPA/Shutterstock The results of two clinical trials testing whether HIV and Ebola drugs are effective at treating the symptoms of covid-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, will be known soon, says the World Health Organization. Marie-Paule Kieny from the WHO told a… Read More »

Congo has given over 200,000 people Merck Ebola vaccine: government

GOMA, Congo (Reuters) – Congolese authorities and health workers vaccinated more than 200,000 people against Ebola in August, the government said on Sunday, using a Merck vaccine they hope will help rein in the world’s second worst epidemic. Figures released by the government’s Ebola committee showed that 204,044 people had been inoculated since August 8.… Read More »

Ebola outbreak in Congo is a public health emergency of international concern, WHO says

“The risk of Ebola spread in DRC and the region remains very high, and the risk of spread outside the region remains low,” Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of WHO, said during a press conference on Wednesday. “Now is the time for the international community to stand in solidarity with the people of DRC.” WHO… Read More »