Stories tagged: Ebola
Fri., Feb. 1, 2019, 1 p.m.
The deadly Ebola outbreak in eastern Congo marked six months on Friday with officials noting a worrying number of confirmed cases linked to health centers.
Fri., Dec. 14, 2018, 9:04 a.m.
They call her the “young miracle.” A baby who was admitted to an Ebola treatment center just six days after birth has now recovered from the virus.
Fri., Dec. 7, 2018, 10:19 a.m.
The second-largest Ebola outbreak in history has spread to a major city in eastern Congo, as health experts worry whether the stock of an experimental vaccine will stand up to …
Fri., Nov. 30, 2018, 10:02 a.m.
Global health experts are urging the Trump administration to allow U.S. government disease specialists – “some of the world’s most experienced” – to return to northeastern Congo to help fight …
Fri., Oct. 12, 2018, 1:03 p.m.
Congo is reporting five new confirmed Ebola deaths in its latest outbreak, while a worker with the United Nations peacekeeping mission is among several new cases under treatment.
Sat., Sept. 29, 2018, 1:19 p.m.
The risk of the deadly Ebola virus spreading from Congo is now “very high” after two confirmed cases were discovered near the Uganda border, the World Health Organization says.
Tue., Sept. 11, 2018, 9:30 a.m.
The first social scientist to be invited by the World Health Organization to help Ebola control efforts works in Clark County.
Wed., Aug. 22, 2018, 8:22 a.m.
Congo has approved the use of four more experimental treatments in the Ebola virus outbreak in its northeast, as health officials try to contain the spread amid the threat from …
Sat., Aug. 11, 2018, 1:35 p.m.
In a new reminder of the dangers in containing an Ebola outbreak in a war zone, suspected rebels killed seven people overnight in northeastern Congo and sent residents fleeing, an …
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 10, 2018, 9:07 p.m.
Armed groups, dense populations and mass displacement make Congo’s latest deadly outbreak of the Ebola virus more challenging than ever to contain, the World Health Organization’s chief said Friday.
Wed., Aug. 8, 2018, 3:08 p.m.
Ebola vaccinations began Wednesday for Congo’s latest outbreak of the deadly virus that has already claimed at least nine lives.
Tue., Aug. 7, 2018, 5 p.m.
The deadly Ebola virus has killed at least nine people in Congo’s latest outbreak in North Kivu province, the country’s health ministry said Tuesday, while the World Health Organization said …
Tue., July 24, 2018, 2 p.m.
Congo’s latest outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus is over, the health ministry announced Tuesday, after a speedy response to limit its spread in remote rural areas and a city …
Thu., May 24, 2018, 2:52 p.m.
Congo’s fight to rein in a deadly Ebola outbreak has authorities crossing the border to buy up available thermometers, a World Health Organization official said as the health ministry on …
Sat., May 19, 2018, 7:47 p.m.
Three new cases of the often lethal Ebola virus have been confirmed in a city of more than 1 million people, Congo’s health minister announced, as the spread of the …
Fri., May 18, 2018, 4:37 p.m.
Nearly four years after the World Health Organization was accused of bungling its response to the biggest Ebola outbreak in history, the U.N. agency appears to be moving swiftly to …
UPDATED: Thu., May 17, 2018, 8:44 p.m.
Congo’s Ebola outbreak has spread to a crossroads city of more than 1 million people in a troubling turn that marks the first time the vast, impoverished country has encountered …
Thu., May 10, 2018, 4:03 p.m.
Congo’s minister of health on Thursday announced the first death since a new Ebola outbreak was declared in the country, as well as nine other cases of people sickened by …
Wed., May 9, 2018, 2:35 p.m.
The risk of Congo’s latest Ebola outbreak spreading is “very low” because of the remote area, a Congolese disease expert said Wednesday as medical teams arrived on the scene.
Tue., May 8, 2018, 10:53 a.m.
Congo’s government on Tuesday declared a new outbreak of Ebola in the country’s rural northwest, after two cases of the deadly virus were confirmed there.
UPDATED: Wed., April 11, 2018, 9:34 p.m.
On Wednesday, Spokane participated in Tranquil Terminus, a drill to test a nationwide system. It’s the first federal exercise to simulate moving multiple patients with highly infectious diseases around the …
Fri., Aug. 4, 2017, 12:26 p.m.
A University of Washington researcher has been fired at the conclusion of a sexual harassment investigation against him.
Thu., May 18, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
Not just a drill: Sacred Heart Medical Center simulates transporting patients with Ebola to new special pathogens unit
Sacred Heart Medical Center participated in a citywide drill Wednesday to simulate transporting a patient with Ebola from Spokane International Airport to the hospital’s new special pathogens unit, which is …
Sat., May 13, 2017
Sacred Heart’s new infectious disease unit ready to handle ebola or other patients from four-state region
Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center officials say the hospital’s new unit is equipped to safely care for patients with highly infectious diseases, such as ebola.
Fri., May 12, 2017, 9:25 a.m.
One person has been confirmed dead from Ebola in an outbreak in a remote corner of northern Congo as health authorities look into a total of nine suspected cases, including …
Thu., May 4, 2017, 11:17 a.m.
The head of the World Health Organization is praising Guineans for their role in helping to develop a vaccine against the deadly Ebola virus.
Fri., April 28, 2017, 12:53 p.m.
World Health Organization officials said Friday that they are investigating a troubling report out of Liberia of a “cluster of unexplained illnesses and deaths” in an area several hours from …
UPDATED: Sat., April 22, 2017, 9:06 p.m.
The trauma of the world’s deadliest Ebola outbreak, which killed more than 11,300, mostly in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, has left many survivors fighting a battle some worry will …
Sat., April 22, 2017
The battles to come in Washington over spending priorities could determine whether the United States will remain a global leader in scientific research.
Wed., April 6, 2016, 10:24 a.m.
The Obama administration is to announce Wednesday it will transfer leftover money from the largely successful fight against Ebola to combat the growing threat of the Zika virus, congressional officials …