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UN health agency declares end to latest Ebola outbreak in DR Congo - UN News Centre

A recent outbreak of the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is over, the United Nations health agency today said, while adding that enhanced surveillance for the virus continues. The announcement comes 42 days since the last ...and more »

Ebola outbreak in Africa ends — but gaps in public health leave region vulnerable - Nature.com

Experts say effective response to the outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo helped prevent the virus from spreading. Erika Check Hayden. 02 July 2017 Updated: 02 July 2017. Article tools. PDF · Rights & Permissions. John Wessels/Getty Images.and more »

How the Democratic Republic of the Congo Beat Ebola in 42 Days - The Atlantic

Like ​The Atlantic? Subscribe to ​The Atlantic Daily​, our free weekday email newsletter. As anti-climaxes go, it was a most welcome one. On May 11, the Ministry of Health of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) notified the World Health ...and more »

Ebola Outbreak Declared Over in Democratic Republic of Congo After Four Deaths - NBCNews.com

A small outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is over, the World Health Organization said Sunday. Four people died and four survived being infected by the virus, WHO said. It was the first reported outbreak of Ebola since the ...and more »

Congo violence fuels fears of return to 90s bloodbath - The Guardian

Reports of a militia cutting off toddlers' limbs and stabbing pregnant women have raised the spectre of another horrific civil war. Jason Burke Africa correspondent. Fri 30 Jun 2017 01.05 EDT Last modified on Fri 30 Jun 2017 01.07 EDT. Share on ...and more »

The Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo is over - Quartz

After a 42-day period without any new cases, the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo over. Initially announced on May 12 in Likati, a remote town in the Bas-Uélé province close to the ...and more »

Ebola outbreak in DRC is over, WHO says - CNN

(CNN) The World Health Organization declared an end to the most recent outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday, marking the latest key milestone in the fight against the deadly disease. The announcement comes 42 days, or the ...and more »

The crisis in Congo is spiraling out of control - Washington Post

Ida Sawyer is the central Africa director at Human Rights Watch. Congo is facing a political and economic crisis, and it's only growing worse. President Joseph Kabila was due to step down in December 2016, at the end of his constitutionally mandated ...and more »

WHO declares Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo now over - News-Medical.net

The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the end of the latest Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) last Saturday. This comes at 42 days after the last confirmed case of Ebola. The experts have said that two ...and more »

The Democratic Republic of Congo: Hurdle after Hurdle - International Policy Digest (press release) (blog)

By Dimitrios Perdikoulis for PGW Global. On the 17th of May, 2017 over 4,000 inmates broke out of Makala prison in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), while 70 convicts fled from another prison in south-western DRC a few ...and more »