Ebola RC News

 
 
  • WHO Extremely Concerned About Ebola 'Perfect Storm' in Congo The World Health Organization said on Tuesday that an Ebola outbreak in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo could worsen rapidly because of attacks by armed groups, community resistance and the geographic spread of the disease.
  • Plot, Poison, or Curse? Ebola Rumours Spread in Congo
  • Congo Records First Ebola Case in Major Eastern City of Butembo Congo has recorded its first case of Ebola in the eastern trading hub of Butembo, a city of close to a million with strong trade links to neighboring Uganda, the health ministry said on Wednesday.
  • Ebola Control Measures Seem to Be Working in Congo, WHO Says Efforts to halt an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in Democratic Republic of Congo appear to be working, but substantial risks remain, the World Health Organization said on Friday.
  • Doctor in Eastern Congo Contracts Ebola in "Dreaded" Scenario - WHO A doctor has become the first probable Ebola case in one of the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo's most violence-ridden and inaccessible zones, a scenario "we have all been dreading," the World Health Organization said on Friday.
  • Congo Approves More Experimental Ebola Treatments as Cases Rise Democratic Republic of Congo has approved four more experimental treatments against the deadly Ebola virus, the health ministry said as it raced to contain an outbreak in its violence-torn east.
  • Militia Threat Hampers Ebola Fight in Congo as Disease Kills 44 Militia violence in Democratic Republic of Congo has prevented aid workers from reaching some potential cases in an outbreak of Ebola that has so far killed 44 people, the World Health Organization said on Friday.
  • No Handshakes, No Helmets in Eastern Congo City Preparing for Ebola A mobile blood-testing lab. Hand-washing stations on street corners. Motorcycle taxi drivers forbidden from sharing spare helmets. If Ebola is coming, the city of Goma in eastern Congo wants to be ready.
  • Four New Congo Ebola Cases as Medics Prepare Experimental Treatment Four new cases of Ebola virus have been confirmed in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the health ministry said, as authorities prepare to deploy an experimental treatment.
  • Congo Starts Using Experimental Ebola Treatment Democratic Republic of Congo has started using the experimental mAb114 Ebola treatment on patients in the east of the country, the health ministry said on Tuesday, the first time it has been deployed against an active outbreak.
  • Congo Starts Vaccinating Health Workers Against Ebola Congolese officials and the World Health Organization began vaccinating health workers against the deadly Ebola virus on Wednesday, to try to halt an outbreak in Congo's volatile east.
  • Congo Ebola Vaccine Teams Set Up Fridges, 43 Cases Suspected Health workers in Congo were setting up refrigerators on Monday to keep cool an Ebola vaccine needed to tackle an outbreak suspected to have infected 43 people, the health ministry said.
  • Ebola Vaccinations in Eastern Congo Due to Begin on Wednesday V accinations against a new outbreak of Ebola virus in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo are due to begin on Wednesday, a senior official at the health ministry said on Sunday.
  • Congo Ebola Outbreak Poses High Regional Risk, Says WHO An Ebola outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo is likely spread over tens of kilometers and poses a high regional risk given its proximity to borders, a World Health Organization (WHO) official said on Thursday.
  • WHO Warns There May Be No Vaccine Option for New Ebola Outbreak It may be impossible to use a vaccine to tackle Democratic Republic of Congo's new Ebola outbreak that has caused four confirmed cases, including two health workers, a senior World Health Organization (WHO) official said on Thursday.
  • Congo Declares Ebola Flare-Up Over After Rapid Response Democratic Republic of Congo on Tuesday declared an end to an Ebola outbreak believed to have killed 33 people after what experts hailed as a swift response to the flare-up in one of the world's most difficult environments.
  • Congo Completes Surveillance of Ebola Contacts, No New Cases Democratic Republic of Congo moved closer to declaring its Ebola outbreak over when the health ministry said it had completed surveillance of the last people who came into contact with patients and had not found any new cases.
  • Ebola Outbreak in Congo "Largely Contained", Says WHO Democratic Republic of Congo's Ebola outbreak has been "largely contained" and no new cases of the disease have been confirmed since the last known sufferer died on June 9, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday.
  • Congo Reports First Confirmed Ebola Case in Over a Week Democratic Republic of Congo has recorded its first confirmed case of Ebola in over a week, the health ministry said on Thursday, although medics say they have made significant progress in their efforts to contain the disease.
  • Medical Workers in Congo City Finish Vaccinating Contacts of Ebola Patients Medical workers in Democratic Republic of Congo have given all the immediate contacts of Ebola patients in the city of Mbandaka an experimental vaccine as they try to thwart a disease that has killed around 25 people, the health ministry said.