Congo's Ebola outbreak might be declared global emergency
Officials are highly concerned about a possible spread of the outbreak.
Wearing a disposable gown and gloves for protection, Jeanine Masika cradles a 2-year-old Ebola patient and offers the listless toddler teaspoons of brown soup.
[UN News] Amidst a deadly Ebola outbreak, on Saturday morning armed militia members brutally attacked an Ebola clinic in the Democratic Republic of the Congo's (DRC) eastern city of Butembo, prompting a call from the UN's global health agency chief "to protect the treatment centres".
Congo's president said Tuesday that he wants an Ebola virus outbreak that already has become the country's second-deadliest contained in under three months, although some health experts estimate it could take twice as long
Family physician and Ebola survivor Richard Sacra, M.D., was recently recognized for his efforts battling the disease at ELWA (Eternal Love Winning Africa) Hospital in Monrovia, Liberia, during the 2014 outbreak.
Congolese President Felix Tshisekedi on Tuesday implored people in areas hit by the nation's worst-ever Ebola outbreak to accept the disease is real and trust health workers.
Source: European Union, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). Published: 4/16/2019. This 11-page report is the fourth update of a rapid risk assessment that addresses the public health risk associated with the current Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and its implications for European Union/European Economic Area citizens. It was triggered by an increase of EVD transmission in the affected areas over recent weeks, the persistent occurrence of new cases among contacts unknown at the time of EVD diagnosis, the occurrence of a substantial number of cases outside o...
MONDAY, April 15, 2019 -- The ongoing Ebola outbreak in Congo is of " deep concern " but does not yet qualify as a global emergency, the World Health Organization says. The outbreak began on Aug. 1, 2018, and is the second deadliest in history, with...
The agency also shares preliminary results of an Ebola vaccine trial showing that it is 97.5 percent effective at protecting from infection.
[UN News] The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) "does not constitute a public health emergency of international concern", according to a statement issued on Friday by the World Health Organization (WHO).
[AfricaFocus] "Despite a worsening Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organization on Friday again decided not to declare the outbreak a global health emergency. While expressing ´deep concern´ about the number of increasing cases in parts of Congo, and the potential risk of the disease spreading to neighboring countries, the W.H.O. said the epidemic did not meet the criteria for declaring an international public health emergency." - New York Times, April 12, 2019 (http:// ti