DRC: end of Ebola outbreak

Democratic Republic of Congo’s health minister announced the end of an Ebola outbreak in the west of the country that infected 130 people and killed 55. Congo declares end of Ebola outbreak that killed 55 https://t.co/1tFDsj4hfb — Reuters Africa (@ReutersAfrica) November 18, 2020 The outbreak emerged in June, just before Congo declared the end of…

Ebola outbreak in DR Congo

Ebola outbreak in western Democratic Republic of Congo has infected 100 people as of August 21, claiming lives of 43 of them, the World Health Organization said. The latest outbreak of the virus was declared on June 1 in Mbandaka, a city of one million people on the River Congo, just before DR Congo declared…

DRC: new Ebola case established

Democratic Republic of Congo has confirmed a case of Ebola in the western province of Equateur, over 1,000 km away from the ongoing outbreak in the country’s east, Health Minister Eteni Longondo told journalists on June 1. #BREAKING 'New Ebola epidemic' in northwest DR Congo: health ministry pic.twitter.com/4pLJ1XrUya — AFP News Agency (@AFP) June 1,…

DRC escape of Ebola patient

The Democratic Republic of Congo was two days away from announcing the end of the world’s second-largest Ebola epidemic when a new chain of infection was discovered on April 10, following more than seven weeks without a new case. Since then, health authorities have sought to contain any renewed spread of infections. But on April…

DR Congo: Ebola new case

The Ebola patient has died in Democratic Republic of Congo, the government said on Aptil 10, indicating that the second worst outbreak of the disease in history is not over. A new case of the #Ebola virus has been confirmed in eastern Congo, just three days before the country expected to declare an end to…

Ebola patient passed away in Uganda

The nine-year-old girl  from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), , who was tested positive this week for the Ebola virus in Uganda, died on August 30 morning. (Image: illustration). “She died around 8 AM this morning,” Yusuf Baseka, director of health services for Kasese District, southwestern Uganda told AFP. The child was in isolation…

Ebola hits South Kivu

A woman and her child were confirmed with Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s South Kivu region this week, which outlines new challenges in defeating the outbreak. Health officials expressed their concerns that the latest cases were registered more than 700 km south from the initial epicenter of the outbreak . A mother and…

EU allocates €3.5 million to Ebola emergency

As the deadly Ebola virus outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo continues, with the first cases emerging in neighbouring Uganda this week, the EU has announced further emergency funding of €3.5 million, of which €2.5 million is for Uganda and €1 million for South Sudan. The aid package will strengthen rapid detection and reaction…

WHO declines Ebola global alert

In a controversial decision, the World Health Organization (WHO) has again declined to declare Africa’s latest Ebola outbreak global alert, although the desease has killed more than 1400 people and just crossed into a new country. LIVE from WHO HQ: Press Conference on the International Health Regulations Emergency Committee on #Ebola https://t.co/EwUC4OfJ1R — World Health…