Experts call for emergency declaration on DRC's Ebola

2019-02-05 09:22

An international group of public health experts has called on The World Health Organization to convene an emergency committee and consider declaring Congo's Ebola outbreak an international public health emergency.

DRC says healthy baby born to mom who recovered from Ebola

2019-01-10 17:43

A 4-day-old baby is a surprise bright spot in DRC's deadly Ebola outbreak, as the country's health ministry calls her the first child born to a mother who has recovered from the virus.

Patients flee after Ebola holding centre attacked in DRC

2018-12-28 18:44

Patients being monitored as possible Ebola patients have fled a camp in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo after it was attacked by demonstrators protesting further delays to the country's election, the health ministry has said.

Elections in the time of Ebola: DRC votes amid disease

2018-12-19 14:01

What's an election campaign without shaking hands with potential voters? Congolese candidates in the thick of an Ebola outbreak, now the second deadliest in history, are finding out in uncomfortable ways.

'Young miracle:' Baby recovers from Ebola in DRC outbreak

2018-12-14 11:02

They call her the "young miracle". A baby who was admitted to an Ebola treatment centre just six days after birth is now recovered from the virus.

Third of DRC Ebola cases are children: UN

2018-12-12 06:15

Children account for a third of Ebola cases in an outbreak of the disease in the Democratic Republic of Congo, with hundreds orphaned or isolated, the UN says.

Top Africa stories: MDC says Zim 'now a regional security threat', Ebola spreads to major cities in DRC

2018-12-08 07:39

The MDC says Zimbabwe is 'now a regional security threat' adding that SADC should intervene, and Ebola has spread to Democratic Republic of Congo's major city amid vaccine concerns.

Uganda vaccinates health workers against Ebola, fearing DRC spread

2018-12-05 21:33

Uganda has vaccinated thousands of health workers against Ebola to counter the spread of the deadly virus from its neighbour Democratic Republic of Congo, the health ministers of both countries have said.

WHO: US experts not needed to fight Ebola outbreak in DRC

2018-12-04 08:02

The head of the World Health Organisation says it doeasn't need experts from the Centres of Disease Control and Prevention or any other US government agency to fight the deadly Ebola outbreak in the DRC, insisting: "We can cover it".

Top Africa stories: Lesotho MPs demand 100% pay increase, Ebola kills 19 in DRC

2018-11-29 07:34

Lesotho's Members of Parliament are reportedly demanding a 100% pay increase, and Democratic Republic of Congo's health ministry says the deadly Ebola outbreak has claimed another 19 lives in just five day.


DRC Ebola death toll tops 400

2019-01-16 19:11

The death toll from the latest outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo has passed the 400 mark in the east and northeast, health authorities have said.

Congolese flee to Uganda after vote, raising Ebola fears

2019-01-03 09:00

Hundreds of refugees have crossed into Uganda from DRC in the days since that country's troubled presidential election, a Red Cross official says, heightening concerns about the possible cross-border spread of Ebola.

Bustling Ugandan border town on high alert for Ebola

2018-12-19 21:01

Stormwater from the peaks of the Rwenzori Mountains swells the muddy Lhubiriha River that marks the often porous border between western Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Ebola in the DRC: expert sets out critical lessons learnt in Liberia

2018-12-14 13:28

It could be a matter of days before the ebola epidemic in the DRC spreads to urban centres or spills over into neighbouring countries, writes The Conversation.

Worsening Ebola crisis leaves UN Security Council with few options

2018-12-14 08:22

The UN Security Council's response to the most recent Ebola outbreak has been weak. But what options does it have?, asks The Conservation.

South Sudan to begin Ebola vaccinations as 'very high risk'

2018-12-10 14:11

The World Health Organisation says Ebola vaccinations will soon begin in South Sudan as the country is at "very high risk" in the current outbreak in neighbouring DRC.

Ebola spreads to major DRC city as vaccines a concern

2018-12-07 12:04

The second-largest Ebola outbreak in history has spread to a major city in eastern DRC, as health experts worry whether the stock of an experimental vaccine will stand up to the demands of an epidemic with no end in sight.

WHO says it can fight Ebola outbreak despite US withdrawal

2018-12-04 12:19

The WHO says it can fight the Ebola outbreak in Congo despite the withdrawal of US experts over safety concerns.

DRC's Ebola outbreak now 2nd largest in history, WHO says

2018-11-30 05:50

DRC's deadly Ebola outbreak is now the second largest in history, behind the devastating west Africa outbreak that killed thousands a few years ago, the World Health Organisation says.

In eastern DRC, 19 die of Ebola in five days

2018-11-28 15:03

The deadly Ebola outbreak which has ravaged eastern DRC for nearly four months has claimed another 19 lives in just five days, the health ministry says.

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