Family members react as they watch a victim of the Ebola virus being buried in Butembo. Photo: TNS

Ebola outbreak rages and hundreds die in Congo as the world just watches

  • Epidemiologists and aid groups are dismayed by the many indications that a pledge made years ago to stop another outbreak has been forgotten
Topic |   Ebola virus

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Family members react as they watch a victim of the Ebola virus being buried in Butembo. Photo: TNS
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An Ebola virus as seen under a microscope. Photo: Handout

Japan to import Ebola and other deadly viruses as scientists prepare for Tokyo Olympics and Rugby World Cup

  • Given the deadly risks of haemorrhagic fever viruses such as Ebola and Marburg, there has been resistance to the testing
  • Scientists have emphasised these viruses can only be transmitted through human-to-human contact so airborne exposure poses no risk
Topic |   Japan

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An Ebola virus as seen under a microscope. Photo: Handout
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