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Death toll tops 200 in DR Congo Ebola outbreak

Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP | The death toll from an Ebola outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has risen to more than 200, the health ministry said on Saturday. The ministry said it had recorded 201 deaths from the virus and that 291 cases have been confirmed since …

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Ebola prevention measures ‘positive impact’ in DR Congo

Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP | New measures taken to combat an Ebola outbreak in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo have had a “positive impact”, but the virus remains dangerous and unpredictable, the World Health Organization and United Nations said Thursday. Since the outbreak began in August, 191 people …

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Ebola vaccination kicks off in Ntoroko district

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Vaccination against the Ebola virus has kicked off in Ntoroko district. The vaccination which started on Wednesday is being conducted at Rwanyara, Musandama, Ntoroko Health Centre IIIs, Bweramule Health Center II and Karugutu Health Center IV. The vaccination is a response to the Ebola outbreak …

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Ebola vaccination to start in Ntoroko district

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Vaccination of medical and frontline workers against Ebola is scheduled to start Wednesday in Ntoroko district, the Health Ministry has revealed. Ntoroko is one of the high five risk districts where vaccination will take place. The others are Bundibugyo, Hoima, Kasese and Kisoro districts. The …

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Uganda gives go-ahead for Ebola vaccine

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda has given the World Health Organisation (WHO) a go-ahead to administer an investigational Ebola vaccine in high risk areas neighbouring  the DRC, where the outbreak has already claimed 170 lives. Uganda will become the first country in the world to give the vaccine …

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DR Congo Ebola death toll rises to 164

Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP | The Ebola outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has claimed 164 lives, according to health authorities. In mid-October, Congolese authorities said they were facing a “second wave” of the outbreak centred on Beni, a town in North Kivu near the border with Uganda. …

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