DRC ministry says Ebola outbreak worst in nation's history

2018-11-10 19:00

DRC's health ministry says the latest Ebola outbreak has now become the worst in the country's recorded history, with 319 confirmed and probable cases.

Uganda, at high risk for Ebola, starts vaccinating medics

2018-11-07 18:38

Uganda has started vaccinating health workers against Ebola in a border district near the outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo.

Ebola death toll in DRC rises to 180

2018-11-02 14:35

The Ebola outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has claimed 180 lives, according to the health ministry, with 10 more reported deaths in recent days.

UN demands immediate halt to attacks in Ebola areas in DRC

2018-10-31 14:44

The UN Security Council has unanimously adopted a resolution calling for an immediate halt to attacks by armed groups in the Democratic Republic of Congo that are jeopardising the response to the Ebola outbreak.

Health workers in DRC's Ebola outbreak attacked weekly

2018-10-23 11:23

DRC authorities say health teams dealing with the latest Ebola outbreak are being attacked three or four times a week on average, a level of violence never seen in the country's nine previous outbreaks of the deadly virus

'Dark day': DRC rebels kill 2 health agents fighting Ebola

2018-10-21 12:26

It is a "dark day" for everyone fighting the deadly Ebola outbreak after rebels shot and killed two medical agents with the Congolese army, DRC's health minister says.

WHO convenes emergency meeting on DRC's Ebola outbreak

2018-10-17 05:43

The World Health Organisation says it is convening a meeting to determine whether DRC's latest Ebola outbreak constitutes a public health emergency of international concern.

DRC identifies 'second wave' of Ebola in east

2018-10-14 12:16

A second wave of the Ebola virus has been confirmed in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, where an initial outbreak has already killed 125 people, a minister said Saturday.

Rate of new Ebola cases in DRC has doubled since September

2018-10-11 15:35

Health officials say the rate of new Ebola cases has more than doubled since September after rebel violence in northeastern DRC caused response efforts to be briefly suspended.

UN calls for end to DRC fighting to combat Ebola outbreak

2018-10-04 16:29

The UN Security Council has called for an immediate end to hostilities by all armed groups in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo to combat a deadly Ebola outbreak.

 

UN vows to tackle DRC rebels, contain Ebola

2018-11-08 17:00

The head of the UN's peacekeeping operations has vowed to do more with DRC's government to help improve security in the country's east, where attacks by rebels are affecting efforts to contain an Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 150 people.

Uganda to vaccinate health workers against Ebola

2018-11-02 21:21

Uganda will begin vaccinating frontline health workers against Ebola next week as the threat increases of the deadly virus spreading from neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo, the health minister has said.

Ebola vaccines show lasting effect

2018-11-01 05:35

Three experimental Ebola vaccines trigger an immune response that lasts for more than two years against the deadly disease, researchers report.

DRC Ebola death toll rises to 164

2018-10-28 15:38

The Ebola outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has claimed 164 lives, according to health authorities.

DRC rebels kill 13, abduct kids in Ebola outbreak region

2018-10-21 16:00

Congolese rebels killed 13 civilians and abducted a dozen children in an attack at the centre of the latest deadly Ebola outbreak, DRC's military says, as the violence threatened to again force the suspension of crucial virus containment efforts.

DRC Ebola outbreak not global emergency 'at this time': WHO

2018-10-18 13:46

A deadly Ebola outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo is deeply worrying, but does not yet merit being labelled a global health emergency, the World Health Organisation has.

WHO considering global health emergency over DRC Ebola outbreak

2018-10-16 10:00

The World Health Organisation says its experts will meet this week to determine whether an Ebola outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo constitutes a global health emergency.

DRC reports 5 new Ebola deaths; UN worker is infected

2018-10-13 07:36

DRC is reporting five new confirmed Ebola deaths in its latest outbreak, while a worker with the United Nations peacekeeping mission is among several new cases under treatment.

Alarm as Red Cross workers attacked in DRC Ebola efforts

2018-10-04 18:31

The international community is sounding new alarm after three Red Cross workers were attacked while trying to contain the latest deadly Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo.

WHO revises DRC Ebola risk to 'very high'

2018-09-29 09:36

The World Health Organisation has announced it had revised its Ebola risk assessment in the Democratic Republic of Congo from high to "very high".

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