New Ebola outbreak rings alarm bells early
[WHO] WHO's global and African regional leadership saw first-hand the complexities of implementing the Ebola response in North Kivu in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, in visits with the Ministry of Health officials to affected areas over the last two days. While this is the country's 10th Ebola outbreak, it is the first time that the disease has struck a densely populated active conflict zone.
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Armed groups, dense populations and mass displacement make Congo's latest deadly outbreak of the Ebola virus more challenging than ever to manage, the World Health Organization's chief says.
[IRIN] Mangina -Barely one week after the Democratic Republic of Congo declared an end to its ninth outbreak of Ebola, it announced, on 1 August, its 10th. Only this time, the deadly virus has struck a new part of the country, one rife with armed groups and long ravaged by conflict.
Congolese officials and the World Health Organization began vaccinating health workers against the deadly Ebola virus on Wednesday, to try to halt an outbreak in Congo's volatile east.Reuters Health Information
THURSDAY, Aug. 9, 2018 -- Vaccinations against Ebola began yesterday in an effort to stem the latest outbreak in Congo. Three thousand doses of the experimental vaccine are being sent to North Kivu province. The first to be vaccinated will include...
Health officials try to contain the deadly virus as the presence of multiple armed groups threatens to complicate their efforts.
[The Conversation Africa] Barely a week after declaring the end of the ninth Ebola virus outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), officials announced another in the North Kivu and Ituri Provinces, in the eastern part of the country. The Conversation Africa's Ozayr Patel spoke to Jacqueline Weyer to found out more about the 10th Ebola outbreak in the country.
Health workers in Congo were setting up refrigerators on Monday to keep cool an Ebola vaccine needed to tackle an outbreak suspected to have infected 43 people, the health ministry said.Reuters Health Information