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DR Congo declares end of latest Ebola epidemic

Kinshasa, DRC | Xinhua | The Democratic Republic of Congo announced the end of the country’s latest Ebola epidemic on Wednesday, after the outbreak in the past five months had killed 55 people. “I am happy to solemnly declare the end of the 11th epidemic of the Ebola virus in Equateur …

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MOH yet to award contract to complete national isolation center

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The Ministry of Health is yet to award a contract for the completion of the remodeling of the National Isolation Centre in Entebbe. The National Isolation centre located in Manyago, Entebbe Municipality was set up in 2009 to handle medical emergencies that require isolation such as …

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Health Ministry rules out Ebola outbreak in Masindi

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Results from the samples of a man who died recently in Masindi district with Ebola-like symptoms have turned out negative. The 28-year-old man from Kitanyata 2 village in Kiruuli sub county was rushed to Masindi Hospital on Friday last week with severe fever, diarrhoea …

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Resident dies with Ebola like symptoms in Masindi

Masindi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Tension is high in Kitanyata 2 village in Kiruuli sub county in Masindi district following the death of a resident with Ebola-like symptoms. 28-year-old Moses Abigaba died at Masindi Hospital on Friday where he had been admitted while hemorrhaging from the mouth, nose and other …

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WHO warns against potential ebola spread in DR Congo and beyond

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Ebola is spreading in a western province in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), raising fears that the disease could reach neighbouring Republic of Congo and even the capital, Kinshasa, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday. The outbreak in Equateur Province emerged …

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Red Cross withdraws services from Kisoro borders

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Red Cross Society has withdrawn its services at Uganda-Rwanda and Democratic of Congo borders in Kisoro district. The Uganda Red Cross Society has been providing services like screening Ebola and COVID-19 to all people entering Uganda at various borders that include; Chanika, Bunagana, Kanombe …

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Ebola outbreak defeated in DRC after almost two years

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The eastern province of the Democratic Republic of Congo-DRC has been declared free of Ebola Virus Disease by the World Health Organisation almost two years since the Ebola outbreak was declared in the country. The Ebola outbreak which began in August 2018 in eastern DRC, …

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