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Ebola screening intensified in Albertine region

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Health Experts have intensified Ebola screening in the Albertine region following a new death recorded in Kasese district. Districts in the Albertine graben share a common border with the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo, an area that has been devastated by …

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Nine year old girl succumbs to Ebola in Kasese

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A 9-year-old Congolese girl has succumbed to Ebola in Kasese. The victim had travelled to Uganda on Wednesday from Democratic Republic of Congo-DRC to receive treatment for Ebola. She was identified at the Mpondwe border crossing before being admitted to the Ebola Treatment Unit …

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DRC: Tshisekedi finally forms coalition government

DR Congo announces new govt seven months after president inaugurated Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP |  The Democratic Republic of Congo announced a coalition government Monday, seven months after the inauguration of new president Felix Tshisekedi. “The government is finally here. The president has signed the decree and we will …

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Ebola spreads to DR Congo’s South Kivu province

First confirmed Ebola cases in DR Congo’s South Kivu province Bukavu, DR Congo | AFP |  The eastern DR Congo province of South Kivu has recorded its first confirmed cases of Ebola in the country’s year-old epidemic, one of which was a fatality, the provincial government said Friday. “Two cases …

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Scientists a step closer to a cure for Ebola

Two Ebola drugs found to increase survival rates: health officials Washington, United States | AFP |  Scientists were a step closer to a cure for Ebola on Monday after two of four drugs in a clinical trial were found to significantly increase survival rates, the US health authority co-funding the …

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RWANDA: Border with DRC not closed

Kigali, Rwanda | THE INDEPENDENT & AFP | Rwanda’s border with the Democratic Republic of Congo is not closed, the country’s ministry of health has clarified in a statement. The statement comes hours after DRC President Felix Tshisekedi’s office condemned what it said was the closure of the border, that affected …

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DRC Ebola concern up

What WHO emergency declaration means | THE INDEPENDENT | On July 17, the second worst Ebola outbreak of all time, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), was officially declared an international Public Health Emergency of International Concern. The World Health Organisation (WHO) said this means all countries should …

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Ebola spreads to Goma, close to Rwanda border

Pastor confirmed with Ebola as disease spreads in DR Congo Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP | The first case of Ebola has been confirmed in Goma, the biggest city to have been affected by the disease since its outbreak in eastern DR Congo last August, the health ministry said on …

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