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DR Congo kicks off Ebola vaccination amid new outbreak

Kinshasa, DRC | Xinhua | The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) kicked off Wednesday Ebola vaccination in Mbandaka, the capital city of the north-western Equateur Province, to halt the spread of the virus following an outbreak that has claimed two lives since April 21. Around 200 doses of the rVSV-ZEBOV …

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DR Congo declares end of latest Ebola outbreak

Kinshasa, DRC  | Xinhua |  The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) officially declared Thursday the end of the latest Ebola outbreak, the second outbreak in 2021, according to the DRC’s health authorities. In total, 11 cases — eight confirmed, three probable, including six deaths, were reported in the outbreak …

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Stop attacking my decorated scientist Musenero – Museveni

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has warned a section of people currently ‘shaking and attacking’ his Minister of Science, Technology, and Innovation, Dr Monica Musenero to back off, lest they face his wrath. The audibly furious president spent 10 minutes of his speech during the Science, …

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DR Congo reports three new Ebola cases: WHO

Kinshasa, DRC | Xinhua | Three new cases of Ebola virus disease have been confirmed by health officials in the northeastern province of North Kivu in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), five months after the end of a previous Ebola outbreak in the same province, the World Health Organization (WHO) …

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Kanungu district heightens border surveillance after Ebola outbreak in DRC

Kanungu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There is heightened surveillance by Kanungu district health officials at the common border with the Democratic Republic of Congo-DRC following the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus. On October 8th, 2021, DRC’s Minister of Public Health, Hygiene and Prevention, Dr. Jean-Jacques Mbungani Mbanda confirmed the …

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UNICEF on ground to respond to latest Ebola case in DRC

Kinshasa, DRC | Xinhua |  The UN children’s fund, UNICEF, said Saturday in a statement that it is working with health authorities of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) after a new Ebola case was reported in the northeastern part of the country. DRC’s government confirmed late Friday that …

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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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