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South Sudan vaccinates health teams in Ebola epidemic

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | South Sudan will vaccinate key health workers against Ebola close to the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo, which faces a new epidemic, the World Health Organization said Monday. The ministry of health’s vaccination campaign, with cooperation from the WHO, will target healthcare and …

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New Ebola drug tried in DR Congo

Kampala, Uganda | AGENCIES | An international research team has begun patient enrollment in a clinical trial testing multiple investigational Ebola therapies in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The randomised, controlled trial is enrolling patients of any age with confirmed Ebola virus disease (EVD) at a treatment unit in …

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Uganda and DRC agree on how to prevent ebola spread

Uganda vaccinates health workers against Ebola, fearing DRC spread Goma, DR Congo | AFP |  Uganda has vaccinated thousands of health workers against Ebola to counter the spread of the deadly virus from its neighbour Democratic Republic of Congo, the health ministers of both countries said Wednesday. A growing outbreak …

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In eastern DR Congo, 19 die of Ebola in five days

Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP | The deadly Ebola outbreak which has ravaged eastern DR Congo for nearly four months has claimed another 19 lives in just five days, the health ministry has said. The outbreak, which began on August 1, has now killed 241 people, the ministry said in …

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Tests done on Bundibugyo man negative, no Ebola in Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | World Health Organisation (WHO) standard tests done after a man who had symptoms similar to those of Ebola died in Fort Portal Regional Referral Hospital, are back, and they are negative. Blood samples were taken off the suspect on November 26 and sent to Uganda …

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DR Congo Ebola response efforts resume in Beni after clashes: WHO

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | Efforts to fight a deadly Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s restive eastern Beni region have resumed after a brief suspension following clashes, the World Health Organization said Sunday. “On Sunday, all activities have re-launched, including vaccination,” the UN health agency said in …

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DR Congo Ebola response effort suspended in Beni after clashes

Beni, DR Congo | AFP | Efforts to fight an Ebola outbreak in DR Congo’s restive eastern Beni region were suspended Saturday after clashes just a “few metres” from a local emergency centre and the hotels of several response teams, the health ministry said. UN peacekeepers from the MONUSCO mission …

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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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