Did you know – Ebola is foodborne?
Yes, Ebola is foodborne. If raw or undercooked infected bushmeat is consumed, the virus will most likely be transmitted to humans eating that meat.
Ebola Virus Disease: Important Aspects for the Food Science and Technology Community
Lucia Anelich and Gerry Moy co-authored a Scientific Information Bulletin in November 2014 on Ebola, with two updates as the outbreak in certain West African countries progressed, for the International Union of Food Science and Technology (IUFoST). Read first Bulletin; Read second Bulletin; Read third Bulletin.
In the media
Ebola update in the DRC: World Health Organization
18 July 2019
On 17 July 2019, the Director-General convened the Emergency Committee under the International Health Regulations (IHR) to review the situation on the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). It was the fourth time the Director-General convened the Committee for this event since the declaration of the outbreak in August 2018 (previous meetings were held in October 2018, April 2019, and June 2019). The Director-General accepted the Emergency Committee’s recommendation that the outbreak constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC).
Ebola outbreak in DRC claims over 1600 lives so far
15 July 2019
The Democratic Republic of Congo has confirmed the first case of Ebola in the eastern city of Goma, a major transport hub. More than 1,600 people have died since the Ebola outbreak began in eastern DR Congo a year ago – the second biggest outbreak ever
What is Ebola Virus Disease?
Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) is a rare and deadly disease most commonly affecting people and nonhuman primates (monkeys, gorillas, and chimpanzees). It is caused by an infection with a group of viruses within the genus Ebolavirus.