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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 »

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 »

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 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 »

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 »

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 »

South Sudan State Partially Closes Border in Ebola Scare - Voice of America

State authorities in South Sudan closed part of their border with the Democratic Republic of the Congo last week in an effort to prevent the spread of the deadly Ebola outbreak, declared by the World Health Organization in a remote, northern part of ...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 »

Ebola Virus Disease - Democratic Republic of the Congo: External Situation Report 10 (24 May 2017) - Reliefweb

WHO, 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 »