Ebola

DRC Ebola Outbreak Spread Across Border; Uganda Confirms First Ebola Case

June 12, 2019

After numerous previous false alerts, the Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization (WHO) have announced the first confirmed case of Ebola Virus Disease in Uganda during the Ebola outbreak on-going in the neighbouring Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The DRC Ebola outbreak with 1.977 confirmed cases and 1.396 deaths since Aug. 1, 2018, currently […]

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DRC Ebola Outbreak: An active conflict zone and rising infections among health care workers are helping to spread the deadly disease

August 30, 2018

Four weeks into the latest Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo, 75 people have died ― making this eruption among the nine largest Ebola outbreaks since the deadly hemorrhagic fever was first identified in the 1970s. And global health experts are concerned this may be just the beginning of the fight in an […]

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WHO calls for end to fighting in Congo to halt Ebola spread

August 16, 2018

The director general of the World Health Organization has appealed for an end to fighting in the north-east Democratic Republic of the Congo to allow humanitarian groups to tackle the Ebola outbreak there. On his return from a trip to North Kivu where there have been 57 probable cases and 41 deaths so far, a […]

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Ebola returns to the DRC for the 10th time: here’s what we know

August 10, 2018

Barely a week after declaring the end of the ninth Ebola virus outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), officials announced another in the North Kivu and Ituri Provinces, in the eastern part of the country. The Conversation Africa’s Ozayr Patel spoke to Jacqueline Weyer to found out more about the 10th Ebola outbreak […]

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DRC declares new Ebola outbreak, a week after earlier one declared over

August 3, 2018

A week after the most recent Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo was declared over, the country has confirmed it has found more cases of the disease in North Kivu province. The announcement was issued little more than a week after the Ministry of Health declared the end of an outbreak in Equateur […]

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The recent Ebola outbreak in DRC is officially over

July 26, 2018

The ninth outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has been officially declared over on 24th July, less than 3 months after the onset of the outbreak. The World Health Organization (WHO) congratulates the country and all those involved in ending the outbreak while urging them to extend this success to […]

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Ebola survivors suffer severe mental and neurological problems

July 13, 2018

People who survive the deadly Ebola virus can continue to suffer with “Post-Ebola syndrome”- a wide range of disorders such as psychiatric and neurological problems including depression, debilitating migraines, nerve pain and stroke, according to a study published on Wednesday. Researchers who analyzed patients infected during the 2014-2016 Ebola outbreak in West Africa found that […]

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How the West African Ebola crisis is shaping Africa’s response to current Ebola outbreak in DRC

June 7, 2018

Six months after an Ebola outbreak was confirmed in West Africa in March 2014, the World Health Organization declared an international emergency. the African Union sent a team of health workers and other specialists under its operation ‘AU Support to Ebola Outbreak in West Africa (ASEOWA)’ a month later. And the disease went on to […]

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How West Africa’s Ebola Outbreak Shapes Response in DRC

June 4, 2018

Countries know the risks – and they know they have to act fast. This is the biggest lesson learned since an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus struck three countries in West Africa, leaving more than 11,300 people dead in its wake, said Chikwe Ihekweazu. An infectious disease epidemiologist who worked in 2015 – at […]

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5 things Nigerians can do to Keep Nigeria Ebola Free

May 15, 2017

In the battle against Ebola, we must remember that we did not wait to be told everything; we stepped up and started solving our problems. Nigeria was declared Ebola-free on October 20th 2014. Between then and now, global strategies and interventions against Ebola has changed rapidly and the outbreak containment has been commendable; the world […]

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