Health officials in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have reported a fresh Ebola outbreak in the country’s northwest, just weeks before they hoped to declare the end of another Ebola epidemic in the country’s east. The appearance of the deadly disease on the other side of the vast[…]
The first person to contract Ebola in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in more than 50 days has died, the government said on Friday, ending hopes that the second-worst outbreak of the disease in history might be over. The Central African country planned to declare an end to the epidemic on Sunday,[…]
The United Nations Secretary General, Antonio Guterres is in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to monitor the response of the Ebola outbreak that has now claimed 2 000 lives since August 2018. The increase in the death toll comes weeks after health experts discovered two drugs that were found[…]
The first case of Ebola has been confirmed in Goma, now the biggest city to have been affected by the disease since its outbreak in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo last August, the health ministry said on Sunday. The discovery has raised concerns the virus could spread quicker in the densely populated[…]
The rate of new Ebola cases has more than doubled since September after rebel violence in northeastern Congo caused response efforts to be briefly suspended, health officials said Thursday. In a statement, the International Rescue Committee said it was “alarmed” that there were 33 new cases between Oct. 1 and[…]
BENI, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) – When Esperance Nzavaki heard she was cured of Ebola after three weeks of cutting-edge care at a medical center in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, she raised her arms to the sky with joy and praised the Lord.Her recovery is testament to the[…]
Health workers in Congo were setting up refrigerators on Monday to keep cool an Ebola vaccine needed to tackle an outbreak suspected to have infected 43 people, the health ministry said. Giving the latest figures on the epidemic, which was declared just days after an outbreak in northwestern Congo 2,500[…]
A vaccination campaign aimed at beating an outbreak of Ebola in Congo began on Monday in the port city of Mbandaka, where four cases of the deadly disease have been confirmed. Use of the VSV-EBOV shot – an experimental vaccine developed by Merck – marks a “paradigm shift” in how[…]
The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) today said West Africa’s Ebola outbreak no longer constitutes an international public health threat, declaring that the 20-month global emergency response is over but stressing that a “high level of vigilance” must be maintained. The Emergency Committee convened by WHO Director-General Margaret Chan[…]
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