How Africa’s porous borders make it difficult to contain Ebola

2019-06-18 14:52

Even though authorities have been screening millions of travellers moving between the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), a woman and her 5-year-old grandson died in Uganda, and they had tested positive for Ebola.

Why do half of the Ebola outbreaks go 'undetected'?

2019-06-14 16:57

Because Ebola is so rare and predominantly confined to remote rural areas of central and western Africa, scientists believe many patients are never diagnosed or are misdiagnosed.

WATCH: Ebola crisis 'accelerating' says field coordinator in DR Congo

2019-06-14 06:53

The World Health Organisation is set to decide whether or not to declare Ebola a public health emergency after a 5-year-old died in Uganda.

Boy dies of Ebola in Uganda as virus spreads from DRC

2019-06-12 20:29

A five-year-old boy in Uganda has died of Ebola, the health minister says, as his grandmother and younger brother also tested positive for the virus after joining the child on a visit to neighbouring DRC.

Fears of Ebola pandemic if DRC violent attacks continue

2019-05-23 20:33

Health officials have warned that the second-deadliest outbreak of Ebola may spiral out of control unless attacks by armed groups on medical facilities and workers in the DRC stop.

UN shifts response as Ebola outbreak in DRC drags on

2019-05-09 22:27

The UN is stepping up its response to the deadly Ebola outbreak in the DRC , now in its 10th month, and needs additional resources, Secretary General Antonio Guterres says.

Congo Ebola cases hit record for most reported in single day

2019-04-30 10:43

Health experts are expressing growing alarm about the number of people sickened with the Ebola virus who are never reaching treatment centres, allowing the disease to spread to caregivers and countless others.

Study: Many in Ebola outbreak don't believe virus is real

2019-03-29 14:43

A staggering one out of four people interviewed in eastern DRC last year believed Ebola wasn't real, according to a new study, while healthcare workers struggle to contain what has become the second-deadliest outbreak in history.

Attack on DRC Ebola centre leaves one dead

2019-03-09 16:21

Armed men attacked an Ebola treatment centre in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo again, killing a policeman and wounding a health worker, the authorities say.

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.


WATCH: WHO stops short of declaring latest Ebola outbreak a global emergency

2019-06-15 07:41

The World Health OrganiSation (WHO) determined for the third time that the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is not a "public health emergency of international concern".

Ebola outbreak spreads to Uganda – it should never have happened

2019-06-14 08:43

Ebola has caused two deaths in Uganda, and they are the 'first recorded cross-border Ebola deaths' since the outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, but could it have been avoided?

Second patient dies of Ebola in Uganda, as death toll climbs in DRC

2019-06-13 20:56

Uganda has recorded its second Ebola fatality since the virus spread from neighbouring DRC, where officials said a 10-month-old epidemic has now killed more than 1 400 people.

One case of Ebola confirmed in Uganda: WHO

2019-06-11 20:57

A five-year-old boy is being treated for Ebola in Uganda, the first case since an outbreak in neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo 10 months ago, the World Health Organisation says.

High-security Ebola burials spark dismay, anger in DRC

2019-05-22 06:57

People in Ebola-hit eastern DRC are struggling to come to terms with high-security burials that are part of a hard-pressed strategy to roll back the disease.

An Ebola outbreak has killed more than 1,000 people in the DRC, and containment efforts are being hampered by armed attacks

2019-05-05 09:30

Containment of the virus has been hampered by armed attacks on treatment centers.

Ebola survivors continue to suffer years after recovery

2019-04-02 18:30

Researchers found that Ebola survivors were more likely to have increased urinary frequency, headaches, fatigue, as well as neurological and musculoskeletal problems.

Community mistrust high amid Congo Ebola outbreak - study

2019-03-29 05:40

One out of four people interviewed in eastern Congo last year believed Ebola wasn't real, according to a new study, underscoring the enormous challenges healthcare workers are now facing.

Ebola defence: South Sudan steps up border checks

2019-03-04 12:01

The international aid charity, Doctors Without Borders (MSF), has suspended its operations in the wake of Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) after two of its treatment centres were attacked.

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.

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