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CDC Pathology Investigator Dies Unexpectedly at 65
Sherif Zaki worked at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for more than 30 years, and was renowned for uncovering crucial intel on various outbreak-causing scourges, from Ebola and Zika to SARS and influenza.
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CDC Pathology Investigator Dies Unexpectedly at 65
CDC Pathology Investigator Dies Unexpectedly at 65

Sherif Zaki worked at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for more than 30 years, and was renowned for uncovering crucial intel on various outbreak-causing scourges, from Ebola and Zika to SARS and influenza.

Sherif Zaki worked at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for more than 30 years, and was renowned for uncovering crucial intel on various outbreak-causing scourges, from Ebola and Zika to SARS and influenza.

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New Ebola Case Confirmed in DRC Months After Previous Outbreak
Chloe Tenn | Oct 11, 2021
Ebola virus was detected in samples from a child who died last week, the World Health Organization and Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Ministry of Health announce.
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Canadian Official Reprimanded for Withholding Winnipeg Lab Info
Annie Melchor | Jun 23, 2021
The House of Commons rebuked the president of the Canadian Public Health Agency for not turning over sensitive information pertaining to the dismissal of government scientists from the National Microbiology Laboratory.
Second Person Dies in Latest Ebola Outbreak in DRC
Catherine Offord | Feb 11, 2021
The woman may have had a link to another person, who was married to an Ebola survivor and who died a few days previously in Democratic Republic of Congo.
Two Experimental Drugs Effective at Treating Ebola
Catherine Offord | Aug 13, 2019
REGN-EB3 and mAb114 reduced mortality in a clinical trial carried out during the ongoing outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo.
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Questions Surround Canadian Shipment of Deadly Viruses to China
Nicoletta Lanese | Aug 9, 2019
The same Winnipeg lab that sent Ebola and Henipah viruses to Beijing recently removed a number of researchers for an “administrative issue.”
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Uganda Launching New Experimental Ebola Vaccine Trial
Nicoletta Lanese | Aug 2, 2019
Researchers aim to deploy the trial in neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo, which has been ravaged by Ebola for a year.
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Measles Kills Thousands in Democratic Republic of Congo
Shawna Williams | Jul 16, 2019
Deaths attributed to the disease have outpaced those from Ebola this year.
Experimental Ebola Treatments Approved for Use in Uganda
Catherine Offord | Jun 19, 2019
The announcement comes as the country prepares for possible spread of the virus from Democratic Republic of Congo.
Isolated Ebola Cases Hard to Diagnose, Go Undetected
Munyaradzi Makoni | Jun 18, 2019
Wide availability of infection control and diagnostic resources is required to control outbreaks early.
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Three Ebola Cases Identified in Uganda
Kerry Grens | Jun 12, 2019
The cases, which spread from the outbreak in the DRC, include a five-year-old boy who died.
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Ebola Deaths Increase and Violence Threatens Safety of Operations
Chia-Yi Hou | May 17, 2019
More than 1,100 people have died in the current Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo that started in August 2018.
Violence in Congo Threatens Fight Against Ebola
Jef Akst | Mar 7, 2019
After attacks on two Ebola treatment centers in Democratic Republic of Congo last week, Doctors Without Borders says public health workers are “failing” to control the epidemic.
Opinion: Disease Prediction by Bat Virus Surveys Is a Waste
Merlin Tuttle | Jan 21, 2019
Costly virus hunts are ineffective in protecting public health and have unfairly harmed the historically excellent safety record of bats as beneficial neighbors.
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American Health Care Worker Monitored for Ebola Symptoms
Shawna Williams | Dec 31, 2018
The person, whose identity has not been revealed, may have been exposed to the virus in Democratic Republic of Congo and is now at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.
Ebola Clinical Trial to Begin Amid Outbreak in DRC
Ashley P. Taylor | Nov 12, 2018
The study will examine the efficacy of four drugs—an antiviral and three monoclonal antibodies—that are already being used to treat patients in Democratic Republic of Congo.
DRC Government Cracks Down on Patients Refusing Ebola Care
Ashley P. Taylor | Oct 10, 2018
As cases ramp up in Democratic Republic of Congo, the government has banned housing Ebola victims and promises police escorts for health workers at burials.
Ebola Update: More Experimental Treatments, Health Workers at Risk
Catherine Offord | Aug 23, 2018
The number of cases in Democratic Republic of Congo’s latest outbreak of the virus has now surpassed 100.  
Experimental Ebola Vaccinations to Resume in Democratic Republic of Congo
Ashley Yeager | Aug 6, 2018
In response to a new outbreak, health workers will start administering vaccines again soon.
Why Bats Make Such Good Viral Hosts
Katarina Zimmer | Jun 1, 2018
The bat version of the STING protein helps dampen the mammals' immune response to infection, researchers have found.