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Ebola outbreak in northeastern DRC: « We are facing many challenges to deploy medical aid » - ReliefWeb

Ebola outbreak in northeastern DRC: « We are facing many challenges to deploy medical aid »ReliefWebAn outbreak of Ebola has struck the Bas-Uélé province in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). While it is relatively easy to airlift supplies to Kisangani, a major city in the northeast along the Congo River, and then go by road to the town of Buta ...and more »

Nigerian Government urges calm after new Ebola outbreak - pppFocus;

Nigerian Government urges calm after new Ebola outbreak - pppFocus

pppFocusNigerian Government urges calm after new Ebola outbreakpppFocusThe affected zone is in a forested area of Lower Uele province, close to the border with the Central African Republic, the World Health Organization said last Friday. Speaking at the meeting, Dr Moeti said: “I am here to assure the government of DR ...and more »

Ebola Virus Disease - Democratic Republic of the Congo: External Situation Report 12 (25 May 2017) - ReliefWeb;

Ebola Virus Disease - Democratic Republic of the Congo: External Situation Report 12 (25 May 2017) - ReliefWeb

ReliefWebEbola Virus Disease - Democratic Republic of the Congo: External Situation Report 12 (25 May 2017)ReliefWebWHO, UN Agencies, International organizations, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and partners continue to support the Ministry of Health in the Democratic Republic of Congo to rapidly investigate and respond to the outbreak of Ebola virus disease ...and more »

New outbreak of Ebola declared in Democratic Republic of Congo - Normangee Star;

New outbreak of Ebola declared in Democratic Republic of Congo - Normangee Star

Normangee StarNew outbreak of Ebola declared in Democratic Republic of CongoNormangee StarLocal media in Congo have reported additional deaths of patients with symptoms of the virus, but Gregory Hartl, a WHO spokesman in Geneva, said health officials are still working to determine whether there is any link to the deadly virus. “The DRC is a ...and more »

Ebola outbreak declared in northeast DR Congo, says WHO - pppFocus;

Ebola outbreak declared in northeast DR Congo, says WHO - pppFocus

pppFocusEbola outbreak declared in northeast DR Congo, says WHOpppFocusPreviously known as the Ebola haemorrhagic fever, Ebola virus disease (EVD) is a deadly and rare disease that is caused by one of five different strains of the Ebola virus: Zaire ebolavirus, Sudan ebolavirus, Tai Forest ebolavirus, Bundibugyo ...and more »

Global health officials monitoring possible resurgence of Ebola virus in Congo - domain-B

Global health officials monitoring possible resurgence of Ebola virus in Congodomain-BGlobal health officials are monitoring a possible resurgence of the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) after reports of an outbreak of the dreaded infectious disease near the country's northern border. The country's public health ...and more »

Nigerian Health Minister Wants Investigation Conducted After Kenya Airways transported Corpse From Ebola-hit DRC - Global News Network;

Nigerian Health Minister Wants Investigation Conducted After Kenya Airways transported Corpse From Ebola-hit DRC - Global News Network

Global News NetworkNigerian Health Minister Wants Investigation Conducted After Kenya Airways transported Corpse From Ebola-hit DRCGlobal News NetworkIsaac Adewole, minister of health, has flayed Kenya Airways for transporting a corpse from Ebola-hit Democratic Republic of Congo to the country without proper documentation. Congo is currently battling an outbreak of Ebola , which Nigeria ...and more »

Congo-Kinshasa: What to Know About the Ebola Outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo - AllAfrica.com

Congo-Kinshasa: What to Know About the Ebola Outbreak in the Democratic Republic of CongoAllAfrica.comMichael Edelstein outlines what the global health community has learned since the last outbreak and the key elements of the current response. On 9 May, a cluster of undiagnosed illness and deaths in a remote location in the north of the Democratic ...and more »

New Ebola cases may show effect of improved alerts, global official says - Reuters

New Ebola cases may show effect of improved alerts, global official saysReutersCancun, Mexico (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The rapid reaction by the Democratic Republic of Congo to recent cases of Ebola showed lessons were learned from earlier outbreaks, a top global health official said on Friday, stressing the need to factor ...and more »

Ebola: FG, Lagos state to sanction Kenya Airlines - YNaija;

Ebola: FG, Lagos state to sanction Kenya Airlines - YNaija

YNaijaEbola: FG, Lagos state to sanction Kenya AirlinesYNaijaThe Federal and Lagos State governments on Thursday said they would punish Kenya Airways for conveying a corpse from an Ebola-infested country, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), to Nigeria without clearance. The Minister of Health, Prof.and more »

Genetic Testing Underway on Virus Behind New Ebola Outbreak - New Delhi Times;

Genetic Testing Underway on Virus Behind New Ebola Outbreak - New Delhi Times

New Delhi TimesGenetic Testing Underway on Virus Behind New Ebola OutbreakNew Delhi TimesTests are underway to determine the genetic sequence of the Ebola virus behind an outbreak in central Africa, a U.S. Centers for Disease Control researcher said Friday. Dr. Barbara Knust, an epidemiologist, told VOA's Horn of Africa service that ...and more »

World Health Organization declares Ebola outbreak in Congo - pppFocus;

World Health Organization declares Ebola outbreak in Congo - pppFocus

pppFocusWorld Health Organization declares Ebola outbreak in CongopppFocusAlthough he warned that the outbreak was a “national health emergency with worldwide significance”, he urged citizens not to panic. This is the eighth epidemic of Ebola that Congo has faced. The incident, which World Health Organization said had been ...and more »

Vaccine alliance says 300000 doses of Merck's Ebola shot available for emergencies - Normangee Star;

Vaccine alliance says 300000 doses of Merck's Ebola shot available for emergencies - Normangee Star

Normangee StarVaccine alliance says 300000 doses of Merck's Ebola shot available for emergenciesNormangee StarIt's clear why: The Ebola epidemic that hit West Africa in 2014 killed more than 11,300 people before World Health Organization finally declared the region Ebola-free a year ago. “We are facing the epidemic of the Ebola virus, which is a public health ...and more »

Nigeria wants airline sanctioned over corpse transported from Ebola-hit Congo - Premium Times;

Nigeria wants airline sanctioned over corpse transported from Ebola-hit Congo - Premium Times

Premium TimesNigeria wants airline sanctioned over corpse transported from Ebola-hit CongoPremium TimesNigeria's Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, has lambasted Kenyan Airline for bringing a corpse from Ebola-hit Congo into the country without proper documentations despite the Ebola alert issued by the country. In a press statement released by the ...and more »

Ebola outbreak in Central Africa, officials scramble to control virus' spread - Fox News;

Ebola outbreak in Central Africa, officials scramble to control virus' spread - Fox News

Fox NewsEbola outbreak in Central Africa, officials scramble to control virus' spreadFox NewsIn this 2014 photo provided by the Samaritan's Purse aid organization, Dr. Kent Brantly, left, treats an Ebola patient at the Samaritan's Purse Ebola Case Management Center in Monrovia, Liberia. (AP Photo/Samaritan's Purse). Global health officials are ...and more »

Ebola: FG may sanction Kenya Airways for conveying corpse from Congo - AppsforPCdaily;

Ebola: FG may sanction Kenya Airways for conveying corpse from Congo - AppsforPCdaily

AppsforPCdailyEbola: FG may sanction Kenya Airways for conveying corpse from CongoAppsforPCdailyThe Federal Government may sanction Kenya Airways for conveying a corpse from the Ebola-affected Democratic Republic of Congo to Nigeria as it's leaving no stone unturned tackling the dreaded spread of Ebola. The embargo was placed yesterday on the ...and more »

Could pigs be involved in Congos new Ebola outbreak? - Science Magazine;

Could pigs be involved in Congos new Ebola outbreak? - Science Magazine

Science MagazineCould pigs be involved in Congos new Ebola outbreak?Science MagazineIt might all just be a big coincidence. But scientists and public health officials are investigating whether pigs are somehow involved in the Ebola outbreak now underway in a remote region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). If so, it would ...and more »

Are We Now Ready for Ebola? - Wall Street Journal (subscription)

Are We Now Ready for Ebola?Wall Street Journal (subscription)The deadly Ebola virus is back, and the world is responding more aggressively this time. But it's still not as prepared as it needs to be to thwart deadly infectious disease threats, despite the hard lessons of the last epidemic. The current outbreak ...and more »

Early Response Could Help Contain DRC Ebola Outbreak; Fears Of Spread Across Border Into CAR Remain, WHO Says - Kaiser Family Foundation

Early Response Could Help Contain DRC Ebola Outbreak; Fears Of Spread Across Border Into CAR Remain, WHO SaysKaiser Family Foundation“On May 12, an outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) was declared, affecting a remote area of the northern DR Congo. … The outbreak triggered a response involving more than 13 international agencies. It could prompt the roll-out of an Ebola vaccine ...and more »

Ebola: WHO declares outbreak in DR Congo - pppFocus;

Ebola: WHO declares outbreak in DR Congo - pppFocus

pppFocusEbola: WHO declares outbreak in DR CongopppFocusGovernment and World Health Organisation (WHO) officials reached a remote area of Bas-Uele province in northeastern Congo near the border with Central African Republic today for a field investigation, WHO said. One medical humanitarian organization, ...and more »