Halting the most recent Ebola outbreak in the DRC – the tenth to date – is being hampered by ongoing civil unrest in eastern DRC.
Ever since the Ebola and Zika epidemics, public health officials have advocated for a special emergency fund that would allow the United States to respond rapidly to disease outbreaks.
The Ebola virus mutated to more effectively infiltrate humans during the West African outbreak that killed more than 11,300 people between 2013 and 2016.
With all the new research and findings regarding the Zika and Ebola viruses, many are wondering how similar they are to the HIV virus. The latest reports indicate that the Zika virus is transmitted via blood and semen – so is this similar to HIV? Should you worry?
Federal money left over from the largely successful fight against Ebola will now go to combating the growing threat of the Zika virus.