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Congo reports 5 new Ebola deaths; UN worker infected

Congo is reporting five new confirmed Ebola deaths in its latest outbreak, while a worker with the United Nations peacekeeping mission is among several new cases under treatment.


Risk of Ebola’s spread from Congo now ‘very high,’ WHO says

The risk of the deadly Ebola virus spreading from Congo is now “very high” after two confirmed cases were discovered near the Uganda border, the World Health Organization says.


Science on Tap: WSUV professor to share Ebola experiences

The first social scientist to be invited by the World Health Organization to help Ebola control efforts works in Clark County.


Congo approves 4 experimental Ebola treatments in outbreak

Congo has approved the use of four more experimental treatments in the Ebola virus outbreak in its northeast, as health officials try to contain the spread amid the threat from …


Congo’s latest Ebola outbreak taking place in a war zone

In a new reminder of the dangers in containing an Ebola outbreak in a war zone, suspected rebels killed seven people overnight in northeastern Congo and sent residents fleeing, an …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 10, 2018, 9:07 p.m.

Congo’s latest outbreak more challenging than ever, WHO says

Armed groups, dense populations and mass displacement make Congo’s latest deadly outbreak of the Ebola virus more challenging than ever to contain, the World Health Organization’s chief said Friday.


Ebola vaccinations begin in Congo’s latest deadly outbreak

Ebola vaccinations began Wednesday for Congo’s latest outbreak of the deadly virus that has already claimed at least nine lives.


Ebola vaccinations could start Wednesday in Congo outbreak

The deadly Ebola virus has killed at least nine people in Congo’s latest outbreak in North Kivu province, the country’s health ministry said Tuesday, while the World Health Organization said …


Congo confirms end of latest deadly Ebola outbreak

Congo’s latest outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus is over, the health ministry announced Tuesday, after a speedy response to limit its spread in remote rural areas and a city …


Congo says confirmed Ebola cases have reached 31; 9 deaths

Congo’s fight to rein in a deadly Ebola outbreak has authorities crossing the border to buy up available thermometers, a World Health Organization official said as the health ministry on …


Congo says 3 new Ebola cases confirmed in large city

Three new cases of the often lethal Ebola virus have been confirmed in a city of more than 1 million people, Congo’s health minister announced, as the spread of the …


After fumbling Ebola in 2014, Congo is key test for U.N.

Nearly four years after the World Health Organization was accused of bungling its response to the biggest Ebola outbreak in history, the U.N. agency appears to be moving swiftly to …


UPDATED: Thu., May 17, 2018, 8:44 p.m.

‘Major, major game-changer’: Ebola spreads to big Congo city

Congo’s Ebola outbreak has spread to a crossroads city of more than 1 million people in a troubling turn that marks the first time the vast, impoverished country has encountered …


Congo announces 1st death amid Ebola outbreak in northwest

Congo’s minister of health on Thursday announced the first death since a new Ebola outbreak was declared in the country, as well as nine other cases of people sickened by …


Risk of Congo’s latest Ebola outbreak spreading ‘very low’

The risk of Congo’s latest Ebola outbreak spreading is “very low” because of the remote area, a Congolese disease expert said Wednesday as medical teams arrived on the scene.


Congo health ministry confirms 2 Ebola cases in new outbreak

Congo’s government on Tuesday declared a new outbreak of Ebola in the country’s rural northwest, after two cases of the deadly virus were confirmed there.


UPDATED: Wed., April 11, 2018, 9:34 p.m.

Airborne ICU in 747 touches down in Spokane for nationwide Ebola drill

On Wednesday, Spokane participated in Tranquil Terminus, a drill to test a nationwide system. It’s the first federal exercise to simulate moving multiple patients with highly infectious diseases around the …


Esteemed Ebola researcher at UW fired for sexual harassment

A University of Washington researcher has been fired at the conclusion of a sexual harassment investigation against him.


Not just a drill: Sacred Heart Medical Center simulates transporting patients with Ebola to new special pathogens unit

Sacred Heart Medical Center participated in a citywide drill Wednesday to simulate transporting a patient with Ebola from Spokane International Airport to the hospital’s new special pathogens unit, which is …


Sacred Heart’s new infectious disease unit ready to handle ebola or other patients from four-state region

Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center officials say the hospital’s new unit is equipped to safely care for patients with highly infectious diseases, such as ebola.


Congo announces 9 suspected Ebola cases, including 2 deaths

One person has been confirmed dead from Ebola in an outbreak in a remote corner of northern Congo as health authorities look into a total of nine suspected cases, including …


WHO chief praises Guineans for help with Ebola vaccine

The head of the World Health Organization is praising Guineans for their role in helping to develop a vaccine against the deadly Ebola virus.


Mysterious illness kills 11 young people in Liberia, where Ebola raged

World Health Organization officials said Friday that they are investigating a troubling report out of Liberia of a “cluster of unexplained illnesses and deaths” in an area several hours from …


UPDATED: Sat., April 22, 2017, 9:06 p.m.

After Ebola, Liberians slowly embrace mental health care

The trauma of the world’s deadliest Ebola outbreak, which killed more than 11,300, mostly in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, has left many survivors fighting a battle some worry will …


Don’t interrupt the march of scientific progress

The battles to come in Washington over spending priorities could determine whether the United States will remain a global leader in scientific research.


White House to transfer Ebola funds to combat Zika virus

The Obama administration is to announce Wednesday it will transfer leftover money from the largely successful fight against Ebola to combat the growing threat of the Zika virus, congressional officials …


Guinea confirms 2 new Ebola cases, 3 probable in southeast

CONAKRY, Guinea – Guinea’s government says that two people in Guinea have tested positive for Ebola, months after the country was declared free of the virus. Ibrahima Sylla, spokesman for …


Oxfam: $1.9B in pledged Ebola aid not delivered by donors

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast – International donors have failed to deliver $1.9 billion in promised funds to help West African countries recover from the Ebola epidemic that killed more than 11,000 …


Ebola-fighting drugs may be close at hand

Researchers have found two drugs that saved the lives of mice infected with the deadly Ebola virus, and you may have them in your medicine cabinet already. Zoloft, an antidepressant …


Sacred Heart prepares for future Ebola cases

Peg Currie was at a Dallas conference last fall when a nurse at Texas Health Presbyterian was diagnosed with Ebola. The nurse had been caring for a Liberian man who …