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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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WHO applauds Rwanda’s Ebola preparedness efforts

Kigali, Rwanda | THE INDEPENDENT | WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus last week commended Rwanda on its ongoing Ebola preparedness efforts and confirmed that no cases of Ebola have been reported from the country to date. “Rwanda has been proactive and engaged in Ebola preparedness at all levels since the …

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