Ebola virus

White House hopefuls target Trump on coronavirus response

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Democratic White House hopefuls are seizing on President Donald Trump’s delayed response to the ...
22:52 27 February 2022

White House unveils $2.5B emergency coronavirus plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Monday sent lawmakers an urgent $2.5 billion plan to address the deadly coronavirus...
2:53 25 February 2022

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

GENEVA — The World Health Organization said although signs are now “extremely positive” in Congo that the Ebola outbreak is winding down, the epidemic...
19:58 12 February 2022

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

DAKAR, Senegal — The head of the World Health Organization said Tuesday that experts are "very encouraged” after only three new cases of Ebola have be...
19:06 11 February 2022

Doctor’s death highlights dangers on front lines of outbreak

LONDON — The death of a doctor who issued an early warning about the new virus in China represents a grim reminder that the first health care workers ...
19:10 7 February 2022

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

WASHINGTON — The flu-like virus that exploded from China has researchers worldwide once again scrambling to find a vaccine against a surprise health t...
17:32 6 February 2022

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

NEW YORK — West Nile virus, Lyme disease, Ebola virus.
19:17 4 February 2022

UN health agency tackles misinformation over virus outbreak

GENEVA — The World Health Organization chief has traveled a dozen times to monitor the Ebola response in violence-marred eastern Congo. But when he pl...
15:39 3 February 2022

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

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump had plenty to talk about during his latest big campaign rally, regaling a friendly crowd in New Jersey with his th...
5:29 30 January 2022

UN agency: China virus ‘too early’ for emergency declaration

LONDON — A viral illness in China that has sickened hundreds of people and prompted Chinese authorities to effectively shut down at least three cities...
20:09 23 January 2022

The Latest: WHO says China virus not global health emergency

LONDON — The Latest on the outbreak of the new coronavirus in China (all times local):
18:27 23 January 2022

China virus outbreak may wallop economy, financial markets

BANGKOK — News that a new virus that has afflicted hundreds of people in central China can spread between humans has rattled financial markets and rai...
7:41 22 January 2022

US to screen airline passengers from China for new illness

NEW YORK — Three U.S. airports will screen passengers arriving from central China for a new virus that has sickened dozens, killed two and prompted wo...
4:42 18 January 2022

Africa starts 2020 battling extremism, Ebola and hunger

JOHANNESBURG — A tragic airline crash with far-reaching consequences, cataclysmic cyclones that may be a harbinger of the future, the death of an Afri...
11:35 1 January 2022

Rebel attacks in eastern Congo kill several Ebola responders

BENI, Congo — Rebels killed four Ebola response workers in an overnight ambush in eastern Congo, the World Health Organization said Thursday, warning ...
16:14 28 November 2021

Ebola responders on ‘lockdown’ after Congo city’s unrest

JOHANNESBURG — The World Health Organization says Ebola responders are on lockdown in the eastern Congo city of Beni after angry residents attacked a ...
7:28 26 November 2021