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Congo is battling coronavirus, measles and a new Ebola outbreak

"This is a reminder that COVID-19 is not the only health threat people face," WHO chief says as 4 deaths confirmed.

ebola - CBS News
8:49am PDT - June 2nd, 2020

New Ebola outbreak flares up as measles, COVID-19 rage in DRC

The outbreak has come at a "challenging time" health officials say.

ebola - Ars Technica
3:49pm PDT - June 1st, 2020

The WHO heard about Trump's decision to pull out of the organization 'from the media'

Associated Press

  • On Friday, President Trump said the US was "terminating" its relationship the World Health Organization. 
  • On Monday, the WHO director-general said he heard the news from the media. 
  • The director-general said it's hi…

    ebola - Business Insider
    10:04am PDT - June 1st, 2020

DR Congo announces fresh Ebola outbreak in country's northwest

Newest outbreak of disease, the 11th recorded in DRC's history, comes as epidemic in country's east is still ongoing.

ebola - Al Jazeera English
9:55am PDT - June 1st, 2020

Fresh Ebola outbreak reported in DR Congo

A fresh Ebola outbreak has been reported in the northwest of the Democratic Republic of Congo, according to the country's health ministry.

ebola - RTE
5:20am PDT - June 1st, 2020

New York City's average life expectancy may have dipped by 5 years due to the coronavirus. Here's how that compares to past epidemics.

  • Coronavirus deaths from March to May caused New York City's life expectancy to decline by 5 years, according to a recent analysis.
  • By comparison, the 1918 flu pandemic resulted in a 12-year decline in life expectancy in the US.
  • Life…

    ebola - Business Insider
    5:56am PDT - May 30th, 2020

Trump announces he's 'terminating' the US relationship with the World Health Organization

  • President Donald Trump announced on Friday that he's "terminating" the US's relationship with the World Health Organization.
  • Trump claimed that China pressured the WHO to "mislead the world" when the coronavirus was initially discovered in W…

    ebola - Business Insider
    12:50pm PDT - May 29th, 2020

Dispensed: The untold story of Moderna — Building a new future for medicine — Startups poised to take off

Hello, Welcome to Dispensed, Business Insider's weekly healthcare newsletter, in which we're feeling very grateful for last week's long weekend. I can definitely appreciate the benefits of a four-day workweek — at least amid a pandemic. Are you new to the new…

ebola - Business Insider
8:08am PDT - May 29th, 2020

The 30-year rise of Gilead, from California startup to the biotech with the best shot yet at an effective coronavirus treatment

  • Meet Gilead Sciences, the 30-year-old drugmaker with one of the most promising treatments for the novel coronavirus.
  • The company has a long history of developing and marketing treatments for viral diseases like HIV and hepatitis C. It's ofte…

    ebola - Business Insider
    11:25am PDT - May 27th, 2020

Contact tracers will account for thousands of new jobs in the coming weeks and months, and this free online course from Johns Hopkins teaches people how to succeed in the role in just 6 hours

  • The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Health has created an online course that teaches students how to become a contact tracer, a public health role that helps slow the spread of COVID-19.
  • "COVID-19 Contact Tracing" takes six hours to comple…

    ebola - Business Insider
    1:51pm PDT - May 26th, 2020

Pharma giant Merck just jumped into the coronavirus race with 2 vaccine candidates slated to start human testing this year (MRK)

  • One of the world's biggest drugmakers officially jumped into the race for coronavirus treatments and vaccines. 
  • The $190 billion pharmaceutical company Merck announced three deals on Tuesday: two coronavirus vaccine programs along with an ex…

    ebola - Business Insider
    6:33am PDT - May 26th, 2020

Biden slams Trump in new campaign ad for playing golf over Memorial Day weekend as 'nearly 100,000 Americans have died'

Alex Wong/Staff/Getty Images

  • Former Vice President Joe Biden slammed President Donald Trump in a new campaign ad aired Saturday for playing golf over the Memorial Day weekend.
  • "The death toll is still rising. The president is playing golf," …

    ebola - Business Insider
    8:57am PDT - May 24th, 2020

Wuhan has banned eating wild animals and nearby provinces are offered farmers cash to stop breeding exotic livestock

  • Wuhan has banned the eating of wild animals, with officials declaring the city a "wildlife sanctuary."
  • Neighboring Hunan and Jiangxi have announced plans to stop farmers from breeding exotic animals, with cash offered for current stock.
  • ebola - Business Insider
    4:30am PDT - May 21st, 2020

Michigan reports a sharp drop in child vaccinations after the CDC warned missed shots could lead to a measles resurgence across the US

  • A new CDC analysis found that after the state of Michigan went into shutdown on March 23, vaccination rates fell.
  • The CDC issued a warning to the public about a possible measles outbreak if children were not vaccinated properly. 
  • Th…

    ebola - Business Insider
    12:49pm PDT - May 18th, 2020

Experts share the top 3 ways to speed up testing a coronavirus vaccine, including intentionally exposing people to the virus

  • Most vaccines take years to develop, from start to finish.
  • A big chunk of that time is spent testing the vaccine to make sure it's safe for people to take and that it works to prevent the disease.
  • Researchers are looking at every po…

    ebola - Business Insider
    5:00am PDT - May 15th, 2020

Fact check: China doesn't own patent for coronavirus treatment remdesivir

A viral claim that China owns remdesivir's patent through an agreement with a multi-national public health organization called Unitaid is false.

ebola - USA Today
2:00am PDT - May 15th, 2020

Trump to tap ex-Glaxo exec, U.S. general for coronavirus vaccine effort

President Donald Trump is expected to tap a former GlaxoSmithKline executive and a U.S. general to spearhead the government's effort at developing a coronavirus vaccine on an accelerated schedule, officially called "Operation Warp Speed," an administration of…

ebola - Reuters
2:03pm PDT - May 13th, 2020

Top scientist who battled COVID-19 says 'we will never ... live normally' without vaccine

A top scientist who fell ill with COVID-19 says the world will never return to normal unless there is a coronavirus vaccine.

ebola - Fox News
1:37pm PDT - May 11th, 2020

7 books top medical experts say you should read to become an ultimate authority on pandemics so you're prepared for the next one

  • One way to increase your knowledge on public health issues during the coronavirus pandemic is to read books on previous pandemics and crises. 
  • Business Insider compiled a list of books that will help you understand other global health crises…

    ebola - Business Insider
    8:39am PDT - May 11th, 2020

A new study finds that people who tested positive for coronavirus could potentially lose at least 10 years of their lives

  • A recent study conducted by the University of Glasgow's researchers found that recovered patients of COVID-19 might have lasting health impacts.
  • In fact, an average male can lose about 13 years of his life, and a female 11 years, the study n…

    ebola - Business Insider
    1:40pm PDT - May 10th, 2020

The US taught the world public health. Now it's getting schooled.

  • The CDC, started in the late 1940s as a way to combat malaria in the American south, quickly became the world authority on infectious disease.
  • That authority is being put into question as the CDC fumbles its coronavirus response.
  • Bu…

    ebola - Business Insider
    7:45am PDT - May 9th, 2020

Allies despair as Trump abandons America's leadership role during crisis

The United States has scaled back its role on the world stage, taken actions that are undermining efforts to battle the coronavirus pandemic and left the international community without a traditional global leader, according to experts, diplomats and analysts.

ebola - CNN
9:00pm PDT - May 8th, 2020

Why Infectious Diseases Like COVID-19 Make Science Move So Fast

Science has a reputation for moving slowly. The very process of publishing solid scientific data—let alone developing vaccines and therapies—requires a long timeline. But outbreaks of infectious diseases spread quickly, demanding a much quicker pace. Scientif…

ebola - Time
11:59am PDT - May 8th, 2020

Coronavirus found in men's semen

The new coronavirus can persist in men's semen even after they have begun to recover, a finding that raises the possibility the virus could be sexually transmitted, Chinese researchers said Thursday.

ebola - CNN
7:25pm PDT - May 7th, 2020

Body-worn sensors to predict COVID-19 infections in US military hospitals

The Pentagon is investing in body-worn sensors that identify who’s infected with COVID-19 — and who’s likely to catch it. Sensors will be provided to military hospitals in the US and sites across Southeast Asia, according to a press release. The sensors are w…

ebola - The Next Web
8:07am PDT - May 7th, 2020

RT @AfricaFactsZone: North Korea accused USA of spreading Ebola, and choosing Africa as a bio-weapon testing ground.

Mansa Musa (@_Silas___)
5:57pm PDT - August 26th, 2019

RT @MaineMartin3: Workers in Portland Maine have contracted chicken pox at the Expo building where the Congolese asylum seekers have been p…

Hisladydi (@Hisladydiana)
5:56pm PDT - August 26th, 2019

RT @thekillakay_: The Government after they add the Ebola virus to the Popeyes sandwiches wiping out the entire Black population https://t.…

anajahjahjah (@IGot7BabyZ1)
5:56pm PDT - August 26th, 2019

RT @sxdoc: STRANGE DISEASES Entering US: New Report Shows Leprosy on the Rise in Los Angeles County: 88.6% Are Latino From South Of the Bor…

brenda (@brenda53421236)
5:56pm PDT - August 26th, 2019

RT @LyleRugby: All kidding aside. He DOES NOT seem well at all here. I despise the man, but it almost seems like he’s a few degrees from Eb…

Mike (@MikeBuenos)
5:55pm PDT - August 26th, 2019

RT @thekillakay_: The Government after they add the Ebola virus to the Popeyes sandwiches wiping out the entire Black population https://t.…

MER (@Mear_Bear)
5:55pm PDT - August 26th, 2019

RT @sxdoc: STRANGE DISEASES Entering US: New Report Shows Leprosy on the Rise in Los Angeles County: 88.6% Are Latino From South Of the Bor…

AmericaTheBeautiful (@Kimmerztweets)
5:53pm PDT - August 26th, 2019

RT @sxdoc: STRANGE DISEASES Entering US: New Report Shows Leprosy on the Rise in Los Angeles County: 88.6% Are Latino From South Of the Bor…

Nick (@butchy7575)
5:53pm PDT - August 26th, 2019

RT @americanpro1: @SaraCarterDC @Google obama's apostles of treason: Google, an inet monstrosity form fitted for obama and his pigsty of so…

Mary (@MaryOsb36485285)
5:52pm PDT - August 26th, 2019

This is more than a philosophical conversation: Disinformation and Disease: Social Media and the Ebola Epidemic in the Democratic Republic of the Congo https://t.co/iq2rcPJtHE #factVSfiction

Library Girl (@jenniferlagarde)
5:52pm PDT - August 26th, 2019

RT @thekillakay_: The Government after they add the Ebola virus to the Popeyes sandwiches wiping out the entire Black population https://t.…

La Diabla (@bvvatriz)
5:51pm PDT - August 26th, 2019

RT @thekillakay_: The Government after they add the Ebola virus to the Popeyes sandwiches wiping out the entire Black population https://t.…

Marvin Leach (@El_Rocky_Savage)
5:50pm PDT - August 26th, 2019

RT @thekillakay_: The Government after they add the Ebola virus to the Popeyes sandwiches wiping out the entire Black population https://t.…

MaryPussayPoppins✨✨ (@Shabooboo2468)
5:47pm PDT - August 26th, 2019

RT @thekillakay_: The Government after they add the Ebola virus to the Popeyes sandwiches wiping out the entire Black population https://t.…

Tiff (@tiff_brahh)
5:47pm PDT - August 26th, 2019

RT @thekillakay_: The Government after they add the Ebola virus to the Popeyes sandwiches wiping out the entire Black population https://t.…

$ummer the G. (@gsvmmer)
5:47pm PDT - August 26th, 2019

Despite the lies, Baron Von Pus Sack aka @realDonaldTrump and bin bag full of ebola, embodied in human form, aka Stephen Miller, still enjoying seperating kids from thier parents unnecessarily. https://t.co/yjCBw7zKfJ

TekBurger™ (@TekBurger)
5:46pm PDT - August 26th, 2019

RT @USAIDMarkGreen: Last week I was in the #DRCongo where I urged government officials for immediate action to address the underlying issue…

Elyse Drum (@Frankly_My_Dear)
5:45pm PDT - August 26th, 2019

RT @AfricaFactsZone: North Korea accused USA of spreading Ebola, and choosing Africa as a bio-weapon testing ground.

Ramsberry (@Ramsberry_)
5:44pm PDT - August 26th, 2019

RT @AfricaFactsZone: North Korea accused USA of spreading Ebola, and choosing Africa as a bio-weapon testing ground.

[yxyi] (@autonomous_king)
5:44pm PDT - August 26th, 2019

RT @AfricaFactsZone: North Korea accused USA of spreading Ebola, and choosing Africa as a bio-weapon testing ground.

i will buy you chicken wings & flowers (@twentohh)
5:43pm PDT - August 26th, 2019

RT @sxdoc: STRANGE DISEASES Entering US: New Report Shows Leprosy on the Rise in Los Angeles County: 88.6% Are Latino From South Of the Bor…

JoJo ⭐⭐⭐ (@adjunctprofessr)
5:43pm PDT - August 26th, 2019

Like and Retweet if not YOU WILL GET EBOLA

Hustling is all I know (@CarlosSwagSwag1)
5:43pm PDT - August 26th, 2019

"When it comes to disease, the frontiers of the country’s security can’t be drawn at ports & airports. The safety of Americans may be determined by the success of disease control in the far reaches of Congo." #Ebola https://t.co/JOAsvMXAkQ

EngageAdvocateVOTE (@UrBallotMatters)
6:59am PDT - August 24th, 2019

HHS to provide $23 million to Merck for Ebola vaccine production https://t.co/gAEvz9nQns

IDA Construction (@HealthyBuilds)
6:57am PDT - August 24th, 2019

HHS to provide $23 million to Merck for Ebola vaccine production https://t.co/6VWJbhu22r

Sanders Filters Inc. (@SandersFilters)
6:57am PDT - August 24th, 2019

HHS to provide $23 million to Merck for Ebola vaccine production https://t.co/8IW2HEVd1w

Nano Safe Coatings (@NanoSafe1)
6:57am PDT - August 24th, 2019
My friend got back from Africa and he was really sick so the hosipital thought he got Ebola and they quarantined him so he sent me this pic https://t.co/u8LUcr7ZDR

My friend got back from Africa and he was really sick so the hosipital thought he got Ebola and they quarantined him so he sent me this pic https://t.co/u8LUcr7ZDR

Alex (@alexandriakm_)
6:57am PDT - August 24th, 2019

Let me get this straight: they haven't cured ebola and the Queen is still alive. Dreams are weird.

The Incredible Fluke (@StevenMittler)
6:56am PDT - August 24th, 2019

How Can We Stop (or at Least Slow Down) Ebola and other Potential Pandemics from Spreading? | Jay Zagorsky's Research & Blog https://t.co/78sPBNhuob

Angela Jaeger (@F00DReview)
6:52am PDT - August 24th, 2019

I think m it’s safe to say Ebola is back on first.

tacos_ebooks (@tacos_ebooks)
6:50am PDT - August 24th, 2019

RT @AIMS_Next: AIMS to use machine learning model to resist Ebola spread in the DRC. "With a better understanding of the rules of Ebola sp…

DeepIndex (@deepindex)
6:50am PDT - August 24th, 2019

RT @NgoImpact: Friday’s Daily Brief: Education in Africa, Sudan flash-floods, WHO on Ebola, spike in South Sudan violence, Rwanda, Uganda m…

East Africa Watch (@LugamboBlog)
6:49am PDT - August 24th, 2019

RT @InGodIDoTrust: Government and Media Hoaxes are very profitable for the Globalist Elites: 1. Ebola Virus Hoax - $600 Billion 2. Zika Vi…

Leon (@Buford330Leon)
6:47am PDT - August 24th, 2019

RT @IntraHealth: Ingobyi Activity handed over call center equipment for the Rwanda Health Communication Centre to @RwandaHealth this month.…

Sam Radeny (@radeny_sam)
6:45am PDT - August 24th, 2019

RT @DrTedros: .@WHO is grateful for the @WorldBank’s support for the #Ebola response in #DRC, which is enabling the heroic workers on the…

Annwesha (@Annwesha9)
6:45am PDT - August 24th, 2019
Friday’s Daily Brief: Education in Africa, Sudan flash-floods, WHO on Ebola, spike in South Sudan violence, Rwanda, Uganda move to normalize relations - https://t.co/onQvel0vW5 https://t.co/PokhGjdbpA

Friday’s Daily Brief: Education in Africa, Sudan flash-floods, WHO on Ebola, spike in South Sudan violence, Rwanda, Uganda move to normalize relations - https://t.co/onQvel0vW5 https://t.co/PokhGjdbpA

ngo_impact_news (@NgoImpact)
6:44am PDT - August 24th, 2019

RT @TRF_Stories: Ebola appears to be under control in the city of Goma in Congo but it has flared in other parts of the country, where aid…

ShirleyRay (@Shirley78547054)
6:44am PDT - August 24th, 2019
World Bank and WHO Statement on Partnership & Deployment of Financing to WHO for Ebola Response in DRC - https://t.co/3smDljmAqA https://t.co/RIIFrqlikl

World Bank and WHO Statement on Partnership & Deployment of Financing to WHO for Ebola Response in DRC - https://t.co/3smDljmAqA https://t.co/RIIFrqlikl

ngo_impact_news (@NgoImpact)
6:43am PDT - August 24th, 2019

RT @GaviSeth: The new #Ebola vaccine was trialed in Liberia during the West Africa outbreak & is now saving lives in DRC. Thank you to the…

Caribe Wellness (@CaribeWellness)
6:42am PDT - August 24th, 2019

RT @IntraHealth: Ingobyi Activity handed over call center equipment for the Rwanda Health Communication Centre to @RwandaHealth this month.…

Sam Radeny (@radeny_sam)
6:42am PDT - August 24th, 2019