Tên y học: Ebola
Bệnh do virus Ebola là một bệnh truyền nhiễm cấp tính nguy hiểm thuộc nhóm A có khả năng lây lan nhanh và tỷ lệ tử vong cao, có thể lên đến 90%.
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Từ 1976 (khi lần đầu được phát hiện) cho đến 2013, chưa tới 1000 người bị nhiễm bệnh mỗi năm. Bùng phát từ tháng 3/2014, đại dịch tồi tệ nhất thế giới Ebola ghi nhận trên 21 nghìn ca nhiễm bệnh, khiến hơn 8.600 người thiệt mạng, phần lớn tại 3 nước tâm dịch Tây Phi là Sierra Leone, Liberia và Guinea.

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Health sector highlights disease, ageing population

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Fifth person dies in Guinea Ebola flare-up

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Ebola scare as man dies in Nigerian city of Calabar

 An Ebola scare has been reported in southern Nigeria, a year after the country was declared free of the virus.

Schools told to watch for diseases

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Guinea declares Ebola 'health emergency' in five regions

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'Ebola-proof' tablet device developed

 A tablet device that can withstand being doused in chlorine has been developed to help doctors caring for patients with Ebola.

Ebola: Sierra Leone begins house-to-house searches

 Sierra Leone has begun house-to-house searches in the capital Freetown to find hidden cases of Ebola.

Ebola: World Bank lowers 2014 growth for worst-hit nations

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U.S. research reports "weak spots" in Ebola's defenses

U.S. researchers said Monday they have identified "weak spots" on the surface of the deadly Ebola virus that are targeted by the antibodies in ZMapp, the experimental drug cocktail administered to several patients during the recent Ebola outbreak.

Ebola outbreak: MSF to start West Africa clinical trials

 The charity Medecins Sans Frontieres has said it will host clinical trials of new treatments for Ebola at three centres in West Africa.

Vietnam becomes the 59th member of CIGRE

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Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia join hands to fight Ebola

 Representatives from the health sector of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia have agreed on a joint action programme to prevent the spread of infectious diseases, particularly Ebola, through their shared aviation and land ports of entry.

Suspected man tests negative for Ebola

 VietNamNet Bridge – The third and last test on a 26-year-old patient in Da Nang proved to be 100% negative for Ebola, the Da Nang Health Department has announced.

Ebola suspected patient hospitalized in Danang

 A Vietnamese guest worker, who returned home from Guinea a few days ago, has been quarantined at Hoan My Hospital in the central city of Danang after showing Ebola-like symptoms.

Children mistakenly injected with water instead of vaccine

In Dong Thap Province, 60 children were mistakenly injected with distilled water instead of rubella vaccine.

Ebola: WHO emergency team holds talks on travel curbs

 The World Health Organization's emergency committee is holding talks to discuss the Ebola epidemic.

Ebola: US restricts airport arrivals from West Africa

 New US rules requiring air passengers from the three West African countries worst hit by Ebola to travel via one of five airports are coming into effect.

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