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WHO says DRC Ebola outbreak not yet global emergency

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | A deadly Ebola outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo is deeply worrying, but does not yet merit being labelled a global health emergency, the World Health Organization said Wednesday. “Based on the current context… the committee recommended that the current Ebola outbreak in DRC …

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Community fears grow as DR Congo Ebola death toll climbs

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | Humanitarian workers are struggling to calm community fears in strife-torn eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, where 125 people have died of Ebola, and cases of the virus are spreading fast. The World Health Organization said Friday that 200 cases of the deadly virus have been …

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Ebola vaccine arrives in DR Congo amid outbreak

Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP |  Thousands of doses of Ebola vaccine arrived Wednesday in the Democratic Republic of Congo, which is facing an outbreak of the deadly virus, the health ministry said. Congolese authorities declared the outbreak in the northwest region near Congo-Brazzaville on May 8, and three have …

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Nigeria says will prevent Ebola spread from DR Congo

Abuja, Nigeria | AFP | The Nigerian government on Wednesday said it was acting to prevent the spread of Ebola from Democratic Republic of Congo where an outbreak of the disease has killed 17 people. The federal government had put in place an emergency programme to monitor all border activity …

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Ebola: Profile of a much-feared killer

Paris, France | AFP | A factfile on the deadly Ebola virus, a new outbreak of which has killed 17 people in northwest Democratic Republic of Congo, according to the DRC government and World Health Organization (WHO). – What it is – Ebola — formally known as Ebola virus disease, or …

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New outbreak of Ebola kills 17 in northwest DR Congo

  Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP |  Seventeen people in northwest Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have died from Ebola, the health ministry said on Tuesday, describing the fresh outbreak as a “public health emergency with international impact.” “Twenty-one cases of fever with haemorrhagic indications and 17 deaths” have been …

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Ebola consultant set free by the Anti Corruption Court

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | Embattled Dr David Kaggwa, a consultant on Ebola disease, is set free by the Anti Corruption Court in Kololo, after being acquitted of charges of corruption and abuse of Office. Dr. Kaggwa currently attached to  Kabarole regional referral hospital had been accused of corruptly receiving 580,000shillings …

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