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Latest deadly ebola virus outbreak in DR Congo declared over

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The 12th Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), was declared officially over on Monday, just three months after the first case was reported in North Kivu. The virus – an often-fatal illness spread through contact with bodily fluids, kills, on average, …

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DR Congo declares end of latest Ebola outbreak

Kinshsa, DRC |  XINHUA |  The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) on Monday officially declared the end of the 12th Ebola outbreak, which killed six people in its eastern province of North Kivu. Since the outbreak declared on February 7, 2021, a total of 12 cases have been reported, …

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Ebola infects 29 people, kills 13 in Guinea, DRC

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | Xinhua | Two African countries of Guinea and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have reported 29 Ebola virus cases and 13 deaths so far, the Africa Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said Saturday. Africa CDC, the specialized healthcare agency of the 55-member …

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Uganda should brace for more influenza viruses – Experts

Risk of having continuous zoonotic diseases happening in Africa is 100% according to Dr Mohammed Lamorde. Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Experts in infectious diseases have asked the government to build resilient systems in tackling epidemics and pandemics. Speaking during the annual Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) science fair that closed …

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DR Congo reports 2nd positive Ebola case

Kinshasa, DRC | Xinhua | A second positive case of Ebola virus disease was confirmed on Wednesday evening in the health zone of Butembo, North-Kivu province, in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. The response team said the second confirmed case is a 60-year-old farmer, who died on February 10, …

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MOH carrying out Ebola risk assessment in border districts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Health is assessing the risk that the recently declared Ebola case in DRC presents to the country. According to the health ministry, surveillance teams have been sent to the border districts of Kasese, Ntoroko and Bundigudbyo to study the situation and give …

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New Ebola case emerges in eastern DRC

Kinshasa, DRC | Xinhua | A new positive case of Ebola virus disease has been confirmed in North Kivu, a province in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), according to the communication made by the Minister of Public Health Eteni Longondo on Congolese national television (RTNC) on Sunday. The victim is …

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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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