Mbuji-Mayi

Type: City
Name: Mbuji-Mayi
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
Latitude: -6.13
Longitude: 23.59
population: 874,974
First reported Oct 20 2014 - Updated Oct 20 2014 - 1 reports

Scientists trace earliest history of HIV

at 12:05 amLOS ANGELES – Long before scientists discovered its role in a mysterious disease affecting gay men and intravenous drug users, the world’s most virulent strain of HIV had already begun its grim career in Belgian colonial Africa, according to ... [Published Albuquerque Journal - Oct 20 2014]
Entities: HIV/AIDS, Virus, Kinshasa
First reported Oct 20 2014 - Updated Oct 20 2014 - 1 reports

Congo-Kinshasa: Bishops Strongly Condemn Religious Attack in Lodja

Kinshasa — Episcopal Conference of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (CENCO) has condemned the attack on two catholic priests."It is unacceptable to blame the church personnel who, faithful to the hierarchy, exercise their pastoral ministry," said ... [Published AllAfrica.com - Oct 20 2014]
First reported Oct 16 2014 - Updated Oct 16 2014 - 1 reports

Oxford scientists trace HIV origin

Oxford University scientists have pinpointed the origin of the HIV strain that accounts for the current global pandemic as being Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo.The project, a report of which was published in the leading journal ... [Published The Oxford Student - Oct 16 2014]
First reported Oct 16 2014 - Updated Oct 16 2014 - 1 reports

AFRICA/CONGO DR - Bishops' strong condemnation regarding the attack against priests and religious women in Lodja

Kinshasa (Agenzia Fides) - "It is unacceptable to blame the church personnel who, faithful to the hierarchy, exercise their pastoral ministry", said a statement from the Episcopal Conference of the Democratic Republic of Congo (CENCO) condemning the attack ... [Published Agenzia Fides - Oct 16 2014]
First reported Oct 10 2014 - Updated Oct 10 2014 - 1 reports

HIV's spread traced back to 1920s Kinshasa

Long before scientists discovered its role in a mysterious disease affecting gay men and intravenous drug users, the world's most virulent strain of HIV had already begun its grim career in Belgian colonial Africa, according to new research.In a paper ... [Published Los Angeles Times - Oct 10 2014]
First reported Oct 10 2014 - Updated Oct 10 2014 - 1 reports

DRC’s JobWangu connects job seekers to companies

In the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), job seekers and companies use different paths to go about their daily lives, but now any inherent roadblocks for finding a job is about to end thanks to JobWangu , DRC’s new online and mobile portal. JobWangu ... [Published Memeburn.com - Oct 10 2014]
First reported Oct 09 2014 - Updated Oct 09 2014 - 1 reports

Search for AIDS cure suffers major setbacks

• Second case of apparent ‘cure’ in baby followed by reappearance of virus• Uncertainty over HIV pandemic’s origins in Kinshasa around 1920THE global search for a cure for the dreaded Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV)/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome ... [Published The Guardian Nigeria - Oct 09 2014]
First reported Oct 07 2014 - Updated Oct 07 2014 - 1 reports

New Oxford Study Reveals the Origins of HIV

A new study published in Science  has traced the origins of the HIV-1 group M pandemic to 1920s Kinshasa, in what is now the Democratic Republic of the Congo. While strains of  HIV are known to have crossed from other primates to humans on a number of ... [Published Inhabitat - Oct 07 2014]
First reported Oct 06 2014 - Updated Oct 06 2014 - 1 reports

HIV Pandemic’s Origins Located

Disease may have emerged in Congo around 1920, authors findToday's human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) pandemic almost certainly began its global spread from Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), according to new research ... [Published P&T Community - Oct 06 2014]
Entities: HIV/AIDS, Pandemic, Kinshasa
First reported Oct 05 2014 - Updated Oct 05 2014 - 1 reports

HIV Pandemic Spread By The 'Perfect Storm'

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com – Your Universe OnlineThe origin of the AIDS pandemic can be traced back to a city in what is now the Democratic Republic of Congo, an international team led by scientists from Oxford University and the University of Leuven ... [Published Red Orbit - Oct 05 2014]
First reported Oct 03 2014 - Updated Oct 03 2014 - 1 reports

Researchers identify source of HIV pandemic

For years, researchers have tried to pinpoint the origins of the HIV pandemic that is responsible for around 36 million deaths worldwide. Now, an international research team says they have found the answer; it began in Kinshasa - what is now the capital ... [Published Medical News Today - Oct 03 2014]
First reported Oct 02 2014 - Updated Oct 03 2014 - 1 reports

HIV Originated In The Congo (And Had Nothing To Do With Monkey Sex)

The HIV pandemic originated in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, some 90 years ago, scientists said Thursday, appearing to resolve the longstanding mystery of one of humanity's most persistent diseases. The research, published ... [Published Medical Daily - Oct 02 2014]

Quotes

The Bishops have organized three days of prayer, from October 17 to 19, all over the Country, "so that God may enlighten the future of the nation."
In the message published on 14 October, the Bishops argue that the pastoral Letter "sparked a lively debate". CENCO also states that "there is no rebellion of the Catholic faithful against the hierarchy of the Church, but a manipulation of some non-Catholic youth"
"Many of the patients treated at this clinic were sex workers, but there were also male patients with STDs, migrants and women who were not sex workers" Pepin said
...Pybus explains. "This means we can say with a high degree of certainty where and when the HIV pandemic originated."

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Scientists trace earliest history of HIV [Published Albuquerque Journal - Oct 20 2014]
Congo-Kinshasa: Bishops Strongly Condemn Religi... [Published AllAfrica.com - Oct 20 2014]
Oxford scientists trace HIV origin [Published The Oxford Student - Oct 16 2014]
AFRICA/CONGO DR - Bishops' strong condemnation ... [Published Agenzia Fides - Oct 16 2014]
HIV's spread traced back to 1920s Kinshasa [Published Los Angeles Times - Oct 10 2014]
DRC’s JobWangu connects job seekers to companies [Published Memeburn.com - Oct 10 2014]
Search for AIDS cure suffers major setbacks [Published The Guardian Nigeria - Oct 09 2014]
New Oxford Study Reveals the Origins of HIV [Published Inhabitat - Oct 07 2014]
HIV Pandemic’s Origins Located [Published P&T Community - Oct 06 2014]
HIV Pandemic Spread By The 'Perfect Storm' [Published Red Orbit - Oct 05 2014]
HIV Pandemic Originated in 1920s Kinshasa Study... [Published The Guardian Express - Oct 03 2014]
Researchers identify source of HIV pandemic [Published Medical News Today - Oct 03 2014]
How Colonial Congo's Diamond Trade Helped Turn ... [Published Motherboard Magazine - Oct 02 2014]
HIV Originated In The Congo (And Had Nothing To... [Published Medical Daily - Oct 02 2014]
HIV Originated in 1920s Kinshasa During 'Perfec... [Published International Business Times UK - Oct 02 2014]
HIV pandemic's origins located [Published Medical Xpress - Oct 02 2014]
HIV pandemic originated in Kinshasa in the 1920... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Oct 02 2014]
HIV pandemic's roots traced back to 1920s Kinshasa [Published AlertNet - Oct 02 2014]
World News Quick Take [Published Taipei Times Online - Jan 26 2014]
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