Africa Health

FILE - A Balinese volunteer holds culled dogs suspected of being infected with rabies at Kutuh village in Jimbaran, Bali, Indonesia, Feb. 4, 2009.

Study: Rabies Kills 59,000 People Annually

New global study says understanding true burden of disease may result in more resources to prevent it More

FILE - Zero Ebola Campaign volunteers talk to residents in Freetown, Sierra Leone, March 27, 2015. ( Nina deVries/VOA)

WHO Says Ebola Risk Lower, But Not Gone

Emergency committee of experts calls it premature for international community to let down its guard More

Ebola survivor Finda Fallah sits in front of her new room in West Point, Monrovia. (Benno Muchler/VOA)

Some Ebola Victims Concerned They'll Never Get International Aid

While global community has pledged nearly $5B to help West Africa fight, recover from deadly outbreak, systemic fraud, mismanagement in Liberia worries donors More

FILE - A patient with hepatitis is treated at a hospital in El Sereif village, North Darfur, Sudan.

Researchers Find Cheap, Effective Hepatitis Treatment

Chlorcyclizine HCL, common antihistamine, can treat disease by blocking virus so it cannot infect liver cells More

FILE - A man washes his hands at a checkpoint in Sierra Leone, as the country enters the third and final day of a three-day countrywide lockdown to combat the Ebola virus in Freetown, March 29,  2015.

WHO: Lowest Weekly Figure of Ebola Cases Reported in Nearly a Year

World Health Organization confirms 30 cases of Ebola in West Africa during past week More


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Photogallery Liberia's Early Ebola Response in Ganta Shows Resilience

Reconstructing events from July, when Ebola outbreak started in city of Ganta, shows how residents were brave, resourceful as they battled deadly disease
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Video Scientists Work to Develop Anti-Venom Against All Sub-Saharan Snakes

Thousands of people in sub-Saharan Africa die or are disabled each year due to poisonous snake bites
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Video Ebola Vaccine Trials Underway in West Africa

Some scientists say they are seeing strong results from some studies
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Sierra Leone’s 3-Day Ebola Lockdown is Over

Residents were told to stay at home while volunteers went door to door educating people on Ebola prevention and encouraging sick people to seek treatment
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Report: Ebola Far Deadlier for Young Children

Joint study by WHO, Imperial College London finds lower infection rates in children, but babies, toddlers who get disease have far slimmer chance of survival
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Unsafe Burials Perpetuate Ebola in Sierra Leone

It is believed that against all medical advice, some people in the nation continue to bury the dead themselves, bringing them into contact with the virus
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