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  Last week three suspected Ebola infections were detected in a remote region of the Congo. Since then, World Health Organization officials have been scrambling to contain the virus. Their efforts appear to have failed. The contagion continues to spread, and though it’s nowhere near the 11,000 [...]

South Sudan shuts border with DR Congo over Ebola fears

South Sudan, the world’s youngest nation blighted by over three years of brutal civil war, closed its southern border with the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on Monday as precaution against the spread of Ebola, local official said, AAP reports quoting Anadolu Agency. Lino Utu, the deputy [...]

WHO UPDATE: Suspected EBOLA cases reach FIVE sites in DR Congo province

The World Health Organization (WHO) says there are now 37 suspected cases of Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of Congo, while another person has died, bringing the total number of fatalities to four. The latest updated situation report says that new suspected cases were reported in [...]

All about the new Ebola outbreak

The World Health Organization has confirmed an Ebola outbreak in a remote forested part of the Democratic Republic of Congo, the first in that country since 2014. By May 12, at least nine people were suspected of being infected, and three had died. The outbreak has raised alarms about the [...]

Fourth death recorded in latest Ebola outbreak in Congo

A fourth person has died in an Ebola virus outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a spokesman from the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Monday. Since the WHO declared the outbreak on May 12 in the north-eastern Bas-Uele province, 37 suspected cases are being monitored, WHO’s Eugene [...]

Ebola death toll rises to 5,459; Cuban doctor ‘stable’

A man walks by a mural with health instructions on treating the Ebola virus, in Monrovia, November 18, 2014. (Reuters) – The death toll in the Ebola epidemic has risen to 5,459 out of 15,351 cases identified in eight countries by the end of Nov. 18, the World Health Organization (WHO) [...]
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