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Death toll in DR Congo Ebola outbreak now at 27

One of the world's most notorious diseases, Ebola is a virus-caused haemorrhagic fever that in extreme cases leads to fatal bleeding from internal organs, the mouth, eyes or ears.

published on : 22nd May 2018

In Congo city where Ebola resides, fear but not panic

The outbreak is dwarfed by the epidemic which killed over 11,300 in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone between 2013 and 2016.

published on : 20th May 2018

DR Congo reports three new Ebola cases

In Geneva, the UN's World Health Organization (WHO) put the death toll at 25 but said 45 cases have been recorded, 14 of which have been confirmed by lab tests.

published on : 19th May 2018

Watchdogs step up response in DR Congo as Ebola toll mounts

The fresh Ebola outbreak, publicly declared on May 8, was first reported in a rural part of Equateur Province in the vast country's northwest.

published on : 18th May 2018

WHO says Ebola outbreak has spread to DR Congo city

The outbreak, publicly declared on May 8, had previously been reported in a rural area of Equateur that lies roughly 150 kilometres (93 miles) from Mbandaka.

published on : 17th May 2018

WHO says 19 dead, 39 infected so far in Congo Ebola outbreak

Democratic Republic of Congo reported 39 suspected, probable or confirmed cases of Ebola between April 4 and May 13, including 19 deaths, the World Health Organization said on Monday.

published on : 14th May 2018

Ethiopia on high alert following Ebola outbreak in Congo

A new Ebola outbreak was declared on Tuesday by the DRC government, after two samples tested positive in Bikoro, Equateur Province.

published on : 13th May 2018

WHO chief heads to DR Congo over latest Ebola outbreak

The head of the World Health Organization was due in DR Congo on Saturday to aid preparations for "all scenarios" in combatting the latest Ebola outbreak.

published on : 12th May 2018

Nigeria and health epidemics: acting quickly for a reason

A new outbreak of Ebola that has killed 17 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo is thousands of miles (kilometres) from Nigeria. 

published on : 10th May 2018

DR Congo reports four more Ebola cases

The latest Ebola outbreak in the region northest of Kinshasa near the border with the Republic of Congo has so far killed 17 people.

published on : 10th May 2018

'New antibodies may lead to universal Ebola vaccine'

Ebola antibodiesSigns and symptoms typically start between two days and three weeks after contracting the virus with a fever, sore throat, muscular pain, and headaches.

published on : 8th May 2018

WHO releases its 2018 Blueprint list of priority diseases

WHO calls on the medical community to unite in greater R&D efforts for these 8 diseases to develop treatments and vaccines to help control outbreaks.

published on : 18th February 2018

USD 6 million in Ebola funds went missing from fraud, says Red Cross official

Red Cross officials say nearly USD 6 million meant to help fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa went missing because of suspected fraud.

published on : 4th November 2017

New smartphone-based test can detect HIV in seconds

Scientists have developed a novel smartphone-based test that uses a single drop of blood from a patient to detect HIV in just 10 seconds.

published on : 29th September 2017

BRICS nations commit to enhance cooperation on health matters

The BRICS members praised the establishment of a "long-term mechanism" for traditional medicine exchanges and committed themselves to enhance cooperation on health issues.

published on : 4th September 2017
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