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UN: Congo’s Ebola outbreak slows but still global emergency

February 12, 2020

GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization said although signs are now “extremely positive” in Congo that the Ebola outbreak is winding down, the epidemic remains a global health emergency.To date, Ebola has killed more than 2,200 people in Congo,...

WHO chief ‘very encouraged’ by dip in Congo Ebola cases

By KRISTA LARSON | February 11, 2020

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The head of the World Health Organization said Tuesday that experts are "very encouraged” after only three new cases of Ebola have been reported in the past week in eastern Congo, a sign that the world's second deadliest Ebola...

Experts scramble, but new virus vaccine may not come in time

By LAURAN NEERGAARD | February 6, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — The flu-like virus that exploded from China has researchers worldwide once again scrambling to find a vaccine against a surprise health threat, with no guarantee one will arrive in time.Just days after Chinese scientists shared the...

In virus outbreak, fretting over a name that might go viral

By MIKE STOBBE | February 4, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — West Nile virus, Lyme disease, Ebola virus.And now: 2019-nCoV?“Just rolls off the tongue, doesn't it?” said Trevor Hoppe, a researcher at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, who has studied the history of disease names.The...

UN health agency tackles misinformation over virus outbreak

By JAMEY KEATEN | February 3, 2020

GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization chief has traveled a dozen times to monitor the Ebola response in Congo . But when he planned to visit China's capital last week over a new viral outbreak emerging from central Hubei province, his daughter...

Wary of irking China, Trump offers rosy take on virus threat


WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump regaled a friendly New Jersey campaign crowd with his thoughts about with his thoughts about impeachment, the economy, the border wall, local politics and much more.But he was conspicuously quiet Tuesday about...