Second case of Ebola virus confirmed by WHO - pppFocus

So far, the health directorate of the DRC has declared the outbreak a “public health crisis of worldwide significance” calling on citizens to help authorities locate persons who may be showing signs of the virus. Congolese Health Minister Oly Ilunga ...

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 ...

Nigerian Government urges calm after new Ebola outbreak - pppFocus

The 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 ...

Ebola Virus Disease - Democratic Republic of the Congo: External Situation Report 12 (26 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 ...

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

Local 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 ...

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

Previously 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 ...

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

Global 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 ...

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

Isaac 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 ...

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

Michael 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 ...

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

Cancun, 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 ...

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

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 ...

World Health Organization declares Ebola outbreak in Congo - pppFocus

Although 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 ...

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

It'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 ...

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

Nigeria'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 ...

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

In 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 ...

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

The 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 ...

Could pigs be involved in Congos 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 ...

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 ...

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

Ebola: WHO declares outbreak in DR Congo - pppFocus

Government 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, ...