Stories tagged: ebola
Tue., Aug. 13, 2019
Two Ebola patients who were treated with new drugs in the city of Goma in eastern Congo have been declared “cured” and returned to their home.
UPDATED: Thu., July 18, 2019
Congolese soldiers and police will enforce hand-washing and fever checks now that the deadly Ebola outbreak has been declared an international health emergency, authorities said Thursday.
UPDATED: Wed., July 17, 2019
The deadly Ebola outbreak in Congo is now an international health emergency, the World Health Organization announced on Wednesday after the virus spread this week to a city of two …
UPDATED: Mon., July 15, 2019
With Ebola reaching Congo’s eastern city of Goma, authorities are tracking down bus passengers who rode with a pastor who became the first confirmed case in the regional capital
UPDATED: Fri., June 14, 2019
WHO says Ebola outbreak in Congo disqualifies as global emergency; Georgetown global health expert says declaration long overdue
The World Health Organization on Friday said the Ebola outbreak in Congo – which spilled into Uganda this week – is an “extraordinary event” of deep concern but does not …
Wed., June 12, 2019
A 5-year-old boy vomiting blood became the first cross-border victim in the current Ebola outbreak on Wednesday, while his 3-year-old brother and grandmother tested positive for the disease that has …
Tue., June 4, 2019
The deadly Ebola outbreak in eastern Congo has surpassed 2,000 cases and is picking up speed.
Fri., May 10, 2019
The World Health Organization warned Friday that it may not be possible to contain Ebola to the two affected provinces in eastern Congo if violent attacks on health teams continue.
UPDATED: Fri., May 3, 2019
Congo’s health minister says more than 1,000 people have died from Ebola since an outbreak began in August. Health Minister Oly Ilunga told the Associated Press on Friday that four …
UPDATED: Tue., April 30, 2019
There is growing alarm about the Ebola virus outbreak in eastern Congo, with a record number of cases being reported for a single day. Congo’s health ministry says 27 cases …
UPDATED: Sat., April 20, 2019
Militia members attacked an Ebola treatment center hours after another attack killed a staffer with the World Health Organization, a Congolese official said Saturday.
Fri., April 12, 2019
The World Health Organization said Friday that while the ongoing Ebola outbreak in Congo is of “deep concern,” the situation does not yet warrant being declared a global emergency.
Sat., March 9, 2019
Armed assailants again attacked an Ebola treatment center in the heart of eastern Congo’s deadly outbreak on Saturday, with one police officer killed and health workers injured.
Fri., Feb. 1, 2019
The deadly Ebola outbreak in eastern Congo marked six months on Friday with officials noting a worrying number of confirmed cases linked to health centers.
Fri., Dec. 14, 2018
They call her the “young miracle.” A baby who was admitted to an Ebola treatment center just six days after birth has now recovered from the virus.
Fri., Dec. 7, 2018
The second-largest Ebola outbreak in history has spread to a major city in eastern Congo, as health experts worry whether the stock of an experimental vaccine will stand up to …
Fri., Nov. 30, 2018
Global health experts are urging the Trump administration to allow U.S. government disease specialists – “some of the world’s most experienced” – to return to northeastern Congo to help fight …
Fri., Oct. 12, 2018
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.
Sat., Sept. 29, 2018
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.
Tue., Sept. 11, 2018
The first social scientist to be invited by the World Health Organization to help Ebola control efforts works in Clark County.
Wed., Aug. 22, 2018
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 …
Sat., Aug. 11, 2018
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
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.
Wed., Aug. 8, 2018
Ebola vaccinations began Wednesday for Congo’s latest outbreak of the deadly virus that has already claimed at least nine lives.
Tue., Aug. 7, 2018
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 …
Tue., July 24, 2018
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 …
Thu., May 24, 2018
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 …
Sat., May 19, 2018
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 …
Fri., May 18, 2018
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
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 …