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DR Congo says latest Ebola outbreak under control
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DR Congo says latest Ebola outbreak under control

(FILES) In this file photo taken on August 19, 2018 young Congolese girls look at a poster explaining the symptoms of Ebola in Mangina, near Beni, in the North Kivu province.<br />In the village of Mangina, where dozens have died of Ebola at the epicentre of Democratic Republic of Congo's […]

DR Congo rolls out prototype Ebola drugs as death toll rises to 67
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DR Congo rolls out prototype Ebola drugs as death toll rises to 67

[FILE] In this handout photograph released by UNICEF on May 13, 2018, health workers wear protective equipment as they prepare to attend to suspected Ebola patients at Bikoro Hospital – the epicenter of the latest Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo – on May 12, 2018, which has […]

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Child victims of DR Congo Ebola outbreak need ‘special care’:UNICEF

The ongoing deadly Ebola outbreak in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo) has particularly affected children, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has said. The outbreak in North Kivu Province was declared on Aug. 1, and the UN children’s agency reported that more than 50 […]

DR Congo starts using experimental Ebola treatment
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DR Congo starts using experimental Ebola treatment

A World Health Organization (WHO) worker administers a vaccination during the launch of a campaign aimed at beating an outbreak of Ebola in the port city of Mbandaka, Democratic Republic of Congo May 21, 2018. REUTERS/Kenny Katombe Democratic Republic of Congo has started using the experimental mAb114 Ebola treatment on […]

Latest Ebola outbreak is Zaire strain, vaccinations to start: WHO
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Latest Ebola outbreak is Zaire strain, vaccinations to start: WHO

(FILES) In this file photo taken on May 20, 2018 an attendant charged to handle the access to the Ebola security zone disinfects shoes outside the Wangata Reference Hospital in Mbandaka, northwestern Democratic Repubic of Congo. The Democratic Republic of Congo on August 1, 2018 reported an outbreak of Ebola […]

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DR Congo declares 4 new Ebola outbreak in eastern province

Officials from the Health Ministry said four people have tested positive for Ebola in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo just days after another outbreak that killed 33 people in the northwest of the huge country was declared over. Twenty people have died from hemorrhagic fevers in a densely populated area […]

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DR Congo officially declares end to Ebola outbreak

DR Congo on Tuesday officially declared the end of an outbreak of Ebola, bringing the curtain down on a 10-week re-emergence of the disease which claimed 33 lives. “After an observation period of 42 days during which no new confirmed cases have been observed, and in conformity with international health […]

Ebola: FAAN Intensifies screening at International airports
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Ebola: FAAN Intensifies screening at International airports

Engineer Saleh Dunoma, Managing Director, Federal Airport Authourity of Nigeria The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has confirmed it is intensifying health screening of travellers at four international airports in the country.    The airports are Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos; Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja; Mallam Aminu […]

DR Congo Ebola outbreak on ‘epidemiological knife edge’: WHO
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DR Congo Ebola outbreak on ‘epidemiological knife edge’: WHO

Doctors Without Borders (Medecins sans frontiere – MSF) team members walk through an Ebola security zone at the entrance of the Wangata Reference Hospital in Mbandaka, northwest of DR Congo on May 20, 2018. Three new Ebola cases have been confirmed in the Democratic Republic of Congo's sprawling northwest taking […]