DRC leader hopes to eradicate Ebola in his country by December

2019-11-15 20:08

DR Congo President Felix Tshisekedi on Friday voiced hope that the Ebola epidemic in his country would be stamped out by the end of the year.

Ficksburg 'Ebola' crossing was a simulation exercise

2019-11-14 07:45

Reports that a woman who displayed symptoms associated with the Ebola virus crossed the Ficksburg border in the Free State have been revealed to have been a simulation exercise.

DRC: Roll-out of second Ebola vaccine confirmed amid criticism

2019-09-23 20:03

The WHO has confirmed the DRC will begin using a second Ebola vaccine as part of efforts to curtail the epidemic that has killed more than 2 000 people in the last 13 months.

DR Congo to deploy second Ebola vaccine

2019-09-21 20:06

Vaccine made by US-based firm Johnson & Johnson to be deployed as Ebola continues to surge, DRC health officials say.

Ebola: Profile of a killer

2019-08-31 14:39

The Ebola epidemic which has claimed more than 2 000 lives in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), according to a new toll released Friday, is the second-deadliest on record.

DRC ex-health minister questioned over use of Ebola funds

2019-08-28 11:37

Oly Ilunga, who resigned as DR Congo health minister last month, has been questioned as part of an inquiry into the use of public funds earmarked to tackle the Ebola epidemic, his lawyer says.

WATCH | Scientists hail promise of first effective Ebola treatments

2019-08-13 06:25

Scientists have said they are a step closer to finding the first effective treatments for the Ebola virus after two potential drugs showed survival rates of as much as 90% in a clinical trial in the Democratic Republic of Congo. WATCH NOW.

Rwanda strives to stop Ebola from spreading from DRC

2019-08-07 22:37

Rwanda is taking emergency measures to try and stop the Ebola virus from spreading across the border from the Democratic Republic of Congo.

No, you won't get Ebola - experts agree that risk is low in South Africa

2019-08-06 07:58

The risk of introducing the Ebola virus disease (EVD), which is sowing havoc in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), in South Africa remains low.

Mozambique sets up checkpoints for Ebola along Malawi border

2019-08-03 14:27

Ebola, one of the deadliest diseases on Earth with a fatality rate as high as 90%, is among a handful of illnesses governments consider a threat to national security.


Second Ebola vaccine introduced in DR Congo: MSF charity

2019-11-14 14:37

Health authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo began using a second vaccine to fight the deadly Ebola virus in the east of the country, the Doctors Without Borders (MSF) charity has said.

Anti-Ebola radio in DRC closes down after killing

2019-11-11 18:25

A local radio station that has been involved in the fight against Ebola in eastern DRC says it is closing down after one of its broadcasters was murdered.

WHO accused of rationing Ebola vaccine in DR Congo

2019-09-23 10:38

Aid group Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has accused the World Health Organisation of rationing the Ebola vaccine in the Democratic Republic of Congo where more than 2 100 people have died of the deadly virus.

Some Russians don't believe assurances that an explosion at a disease research lab didn't release any hazardous material

2019-09-18 09:16

A gas explosion hit a research lab storing anthrax, Ebola, and smallpox in Koltsovo on Monday. Officials claim there is no danger to the public.

Ebola outbreaks: a grim, deadly history

2019-08-31 08:32

The death toll from the latest Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) crossed 2,000 on Friday, making it the second worst ever outbreak of the disease.

Ebola kills boy aged 7 in DR Congo's South Kivu

2019-08-20 05:46

A child has died from Ebola in DR Congo's South Kivu, health authorities have said, the second person to succumb to the virus since the epidemic spread to the eastern province.

Despite low risk of Ebola in SA, plan in place to tackle outbreak

2019-08-09 22:28

South Africa is at a low risk for an Ebola outbreak, the Cabinet has said as the deadly virus ravages the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Uganda begins trial of Ebola vaccine

2019-08-06 17:30

At present there is no licensed drug to prevent or treat Ebola, although a range of experimental drugs are in development.

DR Congo tests 12 more patients for Ebola

2019-08-03 20:01

Twelve people were ordered to undergo testing for possible Ebola infection in Goma in DR Congo on Saturday, only days after three patients in the densely populated city tested positive for the disease, the country's presidency said.

WATCH | Mozambique sets up Ebola screening at Malawi border

2019-08-03 14:21

Mozambique on Saturday set up disease checkpoints along its border with Malawi as a precaution against any spreading of a deadly Ebola outbreak, a senior health ministry official said.

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