U.S. hopes to send more experts to Congo as Ebola outbreak rages

The CDC hopes to send more experts to Congo in the next few weeks to train personnel in the fight against a raging Ebola outbreak that has already killed nearly 600 people and is far from under control, the CDC director said Thursday.
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Publication date: Available online 3 February 2019Source: EpidemicsAuthor(s): A. Tariq, K. Roosa, K. Mizumoto, G. ChowellAbstractOn August 1, 2018, the Democratic Republic of Congo declared its 10th and largest outbreak of Ebola inflicting North Khivu and Ituri provinces. The spread of Ebola to Congolese urban centers along with deliberate attacks on the health care workers has hindered epidemiological surveillance activities, leading to substantial reporting delays. Reporting delays distort the epidemic incidence pattern misrepresenting estimates of epidemic potential and the outbreak trajectory. To assess the impact of r...
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Surging conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is hampering efforts to stamp out the virus. Language: en...
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[UN News] Attacks on Ebola treatment centres in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), risk reversing the gains made during the current outbreak in the north-east of the country, the head of the UN health agency said on Thursday.
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[VOA] The World Health Organization (WHO) chief says the Ebola outbreak in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) can be brought to an end in six months, if everything goes as planned. Latest figures from the DRC Ministry of Health put the number of Ebola cases at 927, including 584 deaths.
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Attacks on Ebola treatment centres in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), risk reversing the gains made during the current outbreak in the north-east of the country, the head of the UN health agency said on Thursday.
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The Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo is now concentrated in two areas and could be stopped by September, but the world must tackle Congo's broader crisis to make it count, the head of the World Health Organization said on Thursday.
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(MedPage Today) -- Despite setbacks from attacks, case numbers shrinking, WHO says
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THURSDAY, March 14, 2019 -- Many survivors of the 2014-2016 Ebola outbreak in West Africa have ongoing health problems, a new study finds. More than 28,000 people were infected and more than 11,000 died in the outbreak. Researchers compared 966...
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Instead of a regular edition of theNature Podcast, this week we ’ve got an extended News Chat between Benjamin Thompson and Amy Maxmen. They discuss the ongoing Ebola outbreak in DRC, an injectable treatment for HIV, and how the proposed US 2020 budget could affect science.
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Source: U.S. Senate, Committee on Appropriations. Published: 3/14/2019. This one-hour, 34-minute Congressional hearing reviews the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, other emerging health threats, and general preparedness for emerging infectious diseases. Speakers from federal agencies highlight existing public health and medical preparedness and response capabilities; efforts to protect Americans at home and eliminate emerging threats, like Ebola, overseas; the role of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the research response to emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases; and the role the U....
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