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

CANCUN, Mexico, May 26 (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 ...and more »

Could pigs be involved in Congo's new Ebola outbreak? - Science Magazine

It 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 »

What to Know About the Ebola Outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo - Chatham House

Michael Edelstein outlines what the global health community has learned since the last outbreak and the key elements of the current response. A Congolese Ministry of Health leaflet on Ebola. Photo: Getty Images. On 9 May, a cluster of undiagnosed ...and more »

Ebola outbreak may be smaller than feared, WHO indicates - STAT

here are signs that the Ebola outbreak 1 in the Democratic Republic of Congo may not be as big as was once feared, World Health Organization officials indicated Thursday. Fourteen suspected cases have tested negative for the deadly virus, Alison ...and more »

Democratic Republic of Congo approves experimental Ebola vaccine use - Deutsche Welle

The Democratic Republic of Congo has given the green light to an experimental vaccine to combat an ongoing Ebola outbreak. While the vaccine is not licensed, it has shown promising signs in a clinical trial. Ebola virus (picture alliance/dpa/EPA ...and more »

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

An 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 »

Ebola: FG, Lagos condemn airline for flying corpse to Nigeria from Congo - Daily Post Nigeria

The Federal Government has condemned the breach of regulations by a foreign airline carrier on the repatriation of the remains of a Nigerian from Kinshasha, Democratic Republic of Congo. Four persons ​are ​officially recorded to have died ​of Ebola ...and more »

World Health Organisation chief Margaret Chan leaves big shoes to fill - South China Morning Post

For 20 years, Margaret Chan Fung Fu-chun has been in the front line, and often the hot seat, of battles against new infectious disease threats to mankind, from the first recorded H5N1 bird flu outbreak in Hong Kong in 1997, to the severe acute ...and more »

Genetic Testing Underway on Virus Behind New Ebola Outbreak - Voice of America

Tests 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 »

Congo approves use of Ebola vaccination to fight outbreak - Reuters

KINSHASA (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo's health ministry has approved the use of a new Ebola vaccine to counter an outbreak in its northeast that has killed four people, a spokesman said on Monday. FILE PHOTO: A health worker sprays a ...and more »