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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Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Red Cross Society has withdrawn its services at Uganda-Rwanda and Democratic of Congo borders in Kisoro district.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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Ebola outbreak in DRC

Outbreak comes just as the worst epidemic in the country’s history is petering out Nearly 50 staff from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and its partners arrived in Mbandaka in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) on June 03. Mbandaka is the location of what is feared coulb be …

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WHO teams arrive in Mbandaka as DRC battles fresh ebola outbreak

Mbandaka, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Nearly 50 staff from the World Health Organization (WHO) and its partners have arrived in Mbandaka in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), to tackle yet another outbreak of Ebola in the country.   The responders carried 3,500 doses of Ebola vaccine and 2,000 cartridges …

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DR Congo reports fresh Ebola outbreak

Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP | DR Congo on Monday reported a fresh Ebola outbreak in the country’s northwest, just weeks before it hoped to declare the end of another epidemic in the east. The appearance of the deadly disease on the other side of the vast central African country comes as an added blow …

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MSF doctors return to Guinea to fight virus

Conakry, Guinea | AFP |  Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has reopened its Ebola-era hospital in Guinea, only four years since that epidemic ended, as coronavirus cases soar in the West African state. The country is struggling to curb the virus, despite enacting imposing travel restrictions and a night-time curfew, raising fears …

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