WHO 'encouraged' by improved Ebola situation in DRC

2020-02-11 22:00

The World Health Organisation says it is "encouraged" by an improvement in the Ebola situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo but urged caution.

Here's how the deadly Wuhan virus could impact the global economy, based on what we know about past outbreaks

2020-01-23 09:22

The Wuhan virus, which has infected over 400 people and killed 9 in China, is spreading around the world. A pandemic could affect many businesses.

Rwanda begins vaccinating against Ebola near DR Congo border

2019-12-09 11:49

Rwanda has started a voluntary Ebola vaccination programme at its border with the Democratic Republic of Congo in a bid to prevent the spread of the deadly virus from its neighbour.

Insecurity threatens chance to end DRC Ebola outbreak: WHO

2019-11-22 19:26

The opportunity to quickly end the Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo could be lost due to violence in the country's east, the United Nations says.

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.

 

China deploys 450 military medical staff to virus epicentre

2020-01-25 11:13

China has deployed 450 military medical staff, some with experience combating SARS or Ebola, to a central city stricken by a virus that has killed dozens of people, state media said Saturday.

Ebola cases sharply up in eastern DRC

2019-12-12 18:30

Twenty cases of Ebola have been recorded in three days in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, where deadly violence is hampering efforts to end the 16-month-old epidemic, authorities say. .

High post-hospital death rate trails Ebola survivors

2019-12-03 14:01

A new study confirms that Ebola survivors' health is highly vulnerable, particularly among those who had prolonged forms of the disease.

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.

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