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High-security Ebola burials spark dismay, anger in DR Congo

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

DRC must unite in Ebola fight amid 'high' risk of spread: WHO chief

Geneva - The World Health Organization chief on Monday urged different political factions in the Democratic Republic of Congo to unite in the battle against Ebola, warning that the risk of spread "remains very high"."Ebola does not take sides.

UN shifts response as Ebola outbreak in DR Congo drags on

New York - The United Nations is stepping up its response to the deadly Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo, now in its 10th month, and needs additional resources, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Wednesday.

Ebola-like virus is killing millions of pigs in China

A virulent strain of African swine fever spreading across Asia. The virus infects animals, primarily pigs and seems to kill almost every pig it infects by a hemorrhagic illness which is reminiscent of Ebola in humans.

More than 1,000 dead in D.R. Congo Ebola epidemic

Apo - More than 1,000 people have now died of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo, authorities said, as aid workers warned that the highly contagious virus combined with insecurity in the restive region was creating a "deeply worrying situation".

Congo's Ebola outbreak may be declared global emergency

Butembo - World Health Organization officials are meeting to decide whether an Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo that’s killed 751 people constitutes a public-health emergency of international concern.

Ebola death toll in DRC passes 750: WHO

Geneva - The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has killed more than 750 people, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Friday, ahead of a key review on the severity of the epidemic.

WHO says aiming to halt DRC Ebola outbreak within six months

Geneva - The deadly Ebola outbreak raging in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo should be over within six months, the head of the World Health Organization said Thursday.

Ebola treatment centre in eastern DR Congo reopens after attack

Beni - An Ebola treatment centre in eastern DR Congo has reopened after an attack by gunmen last Wednesday forced its closure, the health ministry announced.

New Ebola case in eastern DR Congo, first in 23 days

Apo - A new case of Ebola has been confirmed in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo in an area where authorities believed the epidemic had been brought under control after 23 days without any fresh infections.

DR Congo Ebola death toll passes 500: health ministry

Apo - More than 500 people have died from the latest outbreak of Ebola in DR Congo, but a vaccination programme has prevented thousands more deaths, the country's health minister told AFP.

DR Congo Ebola response effort suspended in Beni after clashes

Beni - Efforts to fight an Ebola outbreak in DR Congo's restive eastern Beni region were suspended Saturday after clashes just a "few metres" from a local emergency centre and the hotels of several response teams, the health ministry said.

Community fears grow as DR Congo Ebola death toll climbs

Geneva - Humanitarian workers are struggling to calm community fears in strife-torn eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, where 125 people have died of Ebola, and cases of the virus are spreading fast.

WHO revises DR Congo Ebola risk to 'very high'

Geneva - The World Health Organization on Friday announced it had revised its Ebola risk assessment in the Democratic Republic of Congo from high to "very high".

'Huge challenge' to halt DR Congo Ebola outbreak : Red Cross

Geneva - Efforts to rein in an Ebola outbreak raging in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo are being complicated by the geographical spread and growing suspicion towards outsiders fighting the epidemic, the Red Cross said Friday.

DR Congo says latest Ebola outbreak under control

Apo - Health authorities in Kinshasa declared the Ebola virus under control five weeks after the latest outbreak left 89 people dead in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

Ebola deaths in DR Congo rises to 49 with 2,000 feared 'contacts'

Apo - The deadly Ebola outbreak in eastern DR Congo has now claimed 49 lives since the start of the month, the government has said, and the World Health Organization expects more cases.

War and Ebola: A double nightmare in eastern DR Congo

Beni - First came the war, which developed into a brutal, bloody tussle between militias who abused civilians or killed them.Now Ebola, a name almost as dreaded as death itself, has come.

Four more dead from Ebola in DR Congo

Beni - Four more people have died from Ebola in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, two weeks after another outbreak that killed 33 people in the northwest was declared over, the Congolese health ministry has said.

Ebola outbreak in DR Congo believed to have killed 33: health ministry

Apo - A new outbreak of the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo is believed to have killed 33 people in the east of the country, the health ministry said Saturday.

Stopping new outbreak of Ebola in Congo 'war zone' will be risky

The Ebola virus has popped up again in the Democratic Republic of Congo, days after another outbreak was declared over — but this time it may be harder to fight.

DR Congo announces fresh Ebola outbreak

Apo - DR Congo on Wednesday reported an outbreak of Ebola in its conflict-torn east, killing 20 people, barely a week after it declared the end to an epidemic in the northwest of the vast country.

DR Congo officially declares end to Ebola outbreak

Apo - 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.

Ultra-secure lab in Gabon equipped for Ebola studies

At a research facility in Gabon, one isolated building stands behind an electrified fence, under round-the-clock scrutiny by video cameras. The locked-down P4 lab is built to handle the world's most dangerous viruses, including Ebola.

Unlicenced Ebola meds could soon be used in DR Congo: WHO

Geneva - The World Health Organization said Tuesday it was awaiting formal approval from the Democratic Republic of Congo to send in unlicenced Ebola medication to help rein in an outbreak of the deadly virus.

Catholic priest 'infected with Ebola' in DR Congo

Mbandaka - A Catholic priest has been quarantined after being infected with the Ebola virus in the town of Mbandaka in the Democratic Republic of Congo, medical sources said Thursday.

DR Congo Ebola outbreak on 'epidemiological knife edge': WHO

Geneva - A deadly Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has a clear "potential to expand", the World Health Organization warned Wednesday, saying it aimed to vaccinate 10,000 people within a month.

Death toll in DR Congo Ebola outbreak now at 27

Apo - The death toll from Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has risen to 27, the health ministry said on Tuesday, after a fatality was recorded in a city on the front line of the outbreak.

New death in DR Congo Ebola outbreak -- toll at 26

Mbandaka - The death toll from the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has risen to 26 after a person died in the northwest city of Mbandaka, Health Minister Oly Ilunga said on Monday.

DRCongo reports 3 new Ebola cases

Apo - Three new Ebola cases have been confirmed in the Democratic Republic of Congo's sprawling northwest taking the number of suspected infections to 43, the health minister said in a statement seen Saturday.
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Map of Guinea showing the location of Dubrecka and Forecariah. Both localities reported 11 new Ebola...
Map of Guinea showing the location of Dubrecka and Forecariah. Both localities reported 11 new Ebola cases last week.
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On August 10, 2018, an Ebola vaccination team member administers the Ebola vaccine in Beni, North Kivu, DRC.
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The Ebola virus has now moved into western Sierra Leone, with an average of 20 new deaths a day.
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The world waits to see if a vaccine againstthe Ebola virus will work.
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The Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone continues.
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Medical personnel attending a Guinea Ebola patient.
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No experience needed to be :Ebola Czar." Meet Ron Kaine.
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Ebola response in Koinadugu District  Sierra Leone.
Ebola response in Koinadugu District, Sierra Leone.
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Picture taken and released on August 7, 2014 by the Spanish Defense Ministry shows Roman Catholic priest Miguel Pajares, who contracted the Ebola virus, being transported from Madrid's Torrejon air base to the Carlos III hospital upon his arrival
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Miguel Pajares and Juliana Bohi arrive at Madrid Airport in Spain on August 7th, 2014.
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A new outbreak of the Ebola virus sparks fears of more deaths in Sierra Leone.
A new outbreak of the Ebola virus sparks fears of more deaths in Sierra Leone.
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Nigeria is now monitoring 198 people and has 10 confirmed Ebola virus cases.
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