Two experimental drugs - an antibody cocktail called REGN-EB3 developed by Regeneron and a monoclonal antibody called mAb114 - will now be offered to all patients infected with the viral disease in an ongoing outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
Formerly known as Ebola haemorrhagic fever, it is a rare but severe, often fatal illness in humans.
A panel of 13 independent medical experts on the WHO's Emergency Committee (EC) were meeting from midday to evaluate the latest evidence and whether the epidemic constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC).
In an interview to CNBC-TV18's Latha Venkatesh, Nassim Taleb, Statistician & Author of The Black Swan spoke about global economy and other related issues.
An experimental Ebola vaccine has been found to be 100 per cent affective against the deadly virus in a major human trial in Guinea, giving doctors a safe and potent weapon against any future outbreak, WHO said today.
Though India was not at risk of an Ebola outbreak, there have been many such outbreaks in the past, including bird flu and swine flu, Piot, co-discoverer of the Ebola virus and Director, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), said during his lecture at the Indian Institute of Public Health-Hyderabad (IIPH-H) here last night.
US President Barack Obama spoke with his Brazilian counterpart Dilma Rousseff to discuss shared concerns over the recent spread of the Zika virus in the Western Hemisphere.
The 2015 Edelman Trust Barometer - released to coincide with the beginning of the 2015 World Economic Forum in Davos - surveyed 27,000 people from 27 countries using 20-minute online interviews.
Health workers have very little time to decide whether a pregnant women with complications is free of Ebola and should have the necessary intervention, or may have Ebola and should have minimal procedures
The trial, which began on Sept. 2 and will monitor the volunteers for 48 weeks, is primarily aimed at assessing how safe the vaccine is. But the immune response offered hope that it would also be effective.
SV Krishnan, chief financial officer, Redington India says the telecom product distribution firm‘s international business has been affected by the geopolitical crises in the middle east and by the Ebola breakout.
The Gates Foundation announced in September a USD 50-million commitment to help scale up efforts to contain the Ebola outbreak.
The net result will be a loss of about 250 positions, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said in a note to staff on Thursday.
Fed watchers say the Fed is unlikely to change the language in its statement about keeping rates low for a "considerable time." That was the focus of speculation last month, as was the idea that it could alter the language about labor market conditions.
The front-month contract of international oil benchmark Brent was down 61 cents at USD 86.22 a barrel by 0233 GMT. Brent settled USD 2.12, or 2.5 percent, higher on Thursday, its largest percentage gain in a day since June 12.
Japan's Nikkei 225 Average climbed 120.32 points or 0.79 percent to 15,259.28 whereas Singapore's Straits Times fell 11.74 points or 0.36 percent to 3,224.76.
S&P mini futures fell as much as 0.7 percent to 1,931.75, slipping from two-week highs hit the previous day on budding optimism on corporate earnings and the global economy.
The day's advance put the S&P 500 at its highest level in two weeks as results from industrial bellwethers reassured investors that corporations can generate strong profits despite concerns about global growth.
Investors have been increasingly willing to dip into stocks with no new negative developments in Ebola, a steadying of oil prices, and the sense that the Federal Reserve will not move to raise rates quickly even as it ends bond buying.
One factor that could have accelerated the decline was that many US companies were out of the corporate repurchase market as they headed into earnings season.
According to Wall Street pros, Europe, Ebola, ISIS and a pick-your-poison menu of other headwinds have made a world full of promise suddenly appear to be a minefield without a map.
The dramatic buying and big swing in rates coincided with a swift downdraft in stocks and was blamed on a combination of factors.
WHO said a total of 8,997 confirmed, probable and suspected cases of Ebola had been reported in seven countries as of October 12, with the vast majority of these in the three West African nations.
The weakness, however, is expected to be cushioned by a hint of BJP winning the assembly elections, as predicted by the opinion polls.
The S&P 500 lost 3.1 percent in the prior week, for its worst week since May 2012.