Rumours, conflict challenge Ebola response in eastern DRC

2018-09-19 17:41

The regional Africa chief for the International Federation of the Red Cross says the latest deadly Ebola outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo presents complex challenges as long-running conflict hampers aid efforts.

In DRC, a new and less isolating Ebola treatment centre

2018-09-11 13:45

Two times a day, Kasereka Mulanda comes to a new kind of Ebola treatment centre to visit his wife, easing the isolation of a highly contagious disease. Read more...

'We didn’t think she’d survive’ – Family of first baby Ebola survivor speak out

2018-09-04 15:14

Born with Ebola, her odds of survival were slim –but almost three years later, baby Nubia is thriving.

Ebola deaths in DRC rises to 49 with 2 000 feared 'contacts'

2018-08-19 18:01

The deadly Ebola outbreak in eastern DRC has now claimed 49 lives since the start of the month, the government has said, and the World Health Organisation expects more cases.

Ebola death toll in DRC at 41 - new drug in use

2018-08-14 19:02

Forty-one people have died in the latest outbreak of Ebola in Democratic Republic of Congo, health authorities have said, adding that doctors were using a novel drug to treat patients.

Confirmed Ebola cases rise to 13 in DRC's latest outbreak

2018-08-05 07:34

The number of confirmed cases in Democratic Republic of Congo's new outbreak of the Ebola virus has risen to 13, including three deaths, the health ministry says.

Response to DRC's new Ebola outbreak 'highly complex'

2018-08-02 21:44

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies says the response to the new Ebola virus outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo's North Kivu province will be "highly complex" given the armed unrest in the region.

New Ebola virus found in Sierra Leone

2018-07-26 21:02

A new Ebola virus has been found in bats in Sierra Leone, two years after the end of an outbreak that killed over 11 000 across West Africa, the government has said.

Ebola: Profile of a dreaded killer

2018-07-25 12:50

Fever, vomiting and intense diarrhoea are among the symptoms of Ebola. As the latest outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo is declared over, here are some facts about the virus.

Top Africa stories: Mnangagwa on land, Ebola, Zim granny gets death threats

2018-07-25 08:17

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has admitted that Robert Mugabe's chaotic land reforms 'robbed Zim of its breadbasket status', and Ebola infected a woman's husband and sons, a year after she recovered, says a study.

 

'Huge challenge' to halt DRC Ebola outbreak : Red Cross

2018-09-16 14:31

Efforts to rein in an Ebola outbreak raging in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo are being complicated by the geographical spread and growing suspicion towards outsiders fighting the epidemic, the Red Cross says.

New Ebola virus found in bats, potential to infect humans

2018-09-05 07:08

A new Ebola virus species has been discovered in bats in Sierra Leone, and has the potential to infect human cells - although it has not yet been detected in sick humans.

Ebola death toll rises to 75 in DRC

2018-08-28 06:15

The death toll from an outbreak of Ebola in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has risen to 75, the health ministry says.

WHO worried Ebola can 'transmit freely' in DRC, as death toll hits 41

2018-08-14 21:37

Raging conflict is hampering efforts to rein in an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organisation chief has warned, urging a ceasefire to stop the virus from transmitting freely.

Ebola vaccinations begin in DRC's latest deadly outbreak

2018-08-09 10:01

Ebola vaccinations have begun for Democratic Republic of Congo's latest outbreak of the deadly virus that has already claimed at least nine lives.

WATCH: 20 dead in new Ebola outbreak in DRC

2018-08-03 20:22

A new deadly Ebola outbreak has struck the Democratic Republic of Congo and claimed at least 20 lives.

DRC announces 4 new Ebola cases in North Kivu province

2018-08-01 17:28

Democratic Republic of Congo's health ministry says at least four new cases of Ebola have emerged in the country's east, just a week after an outbreak in the northwest was declared over.

WATCH: After 33 deaths, rapid response ends DRC's Ebola outbreak

2018-07-25 18:40

The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo that killed 33 people is now over, according to the World Health Organization and the country's health ministry.

Ebola contained by 'complex' rapid response, not just vaccine: WHO

2018-07-25 11:30

The World Health Organisation has a message for those trying to understand how the latest Ebola outbreak was contained so quickly: don't give the new vaccine all the credit.

DRC confirms end of latest deadly Ebola outbreak

2018-07-24 20:00

Democratic Republic of Congo's latest outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus is over, the health ministry has announced, after a 42-day observation period with no new confirmed cases recorded.

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