WHO chief calls for political solution to Ebola outbreak in Congo
Government and opposition leaders of Congo must strive to find a bipartisan solution to the Ebola outbreak as ongoing violence in the country gives "the virus an advantage," the chief of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday.
South Sudan is the 'most vulnerable' of the countries neighbouring the Democratic Republic of the Congo, experts said, where 1,522 people have died of Ebola since the outbreak began in August.
U.S. health officials are turning to a retired, professional basketball star to help battle one of the deadliest Ebola outbreaks in history.
[The Conversation Africa] The second largest Ebola virus disease outbreak on record is currently raging in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) with over 2,000 cases and more than 1,400 deaths recorded. Uganda, which shares a long and porous border with DRC, registered its first confirmed cases and two deaths and, earlier this week, a suspected case in Kenya fortunately turned out negative.
Publication date: 22 June 2019Source: New Scientist, Volume 242, Issue 3235Author(s): Ruby Prosser ScullyMore than half of all outbreaks of the deadly virus are missed
Publication date: 22–28 June 2019Source: The Lancet, Volume 393, Issue 10190Author(s): John Zarocostas
Insecurity in northeast Congo has hampered a measles vaccination drive and forced people to flee their homes, local responders said on Wednesday, complicating efforts to control the spread of a virus that has killed more people that Ebola this year.Reuters Health Information
If Florida Kayindo hadn’t contracted Ebola herself, she wouldn’t believe that it existed. The 36-year-old grins with bemusement thinking about all the rumors she’s heard. “In the beginning people thought Ebola wasn’t a real illness, it was brought in by white people,” she explains. “White people are evil, that’s what people in the community believe,” Kayindo tells TIME. “Before Ebola white people were around, but now they’re thinking white people came with Ebola.” Kayindo was declared Ebola free in November 2018 and since then she has been working in ...
This week saw a continued, gradual decrease in the number of new Ebola virus disease (EVD) cases from the hotspots of Katwa and Butembo compared to the previous weeks. However, these encouraging signs are offset by a marked increase in case incidence in Mabalako Health Zone, and especially in Aloya Health Area (Figure 1). While the spread of EVD to new geographic areas remains low, in the health zones of Bunia, Lubero, Komanda and Rwampara, recent reintroduction events illustrate the high risks in previously affected areas. Along with the rise in cases in Mabalako, there was also an accompanying increase in healthcare work...
Insecurity in northeast Congo has hampered a measles vaccination drive and forced people to flee their homes, local responders said on Wednesday, complicating efforts to control the spread of a virus that has killed more people that Ebola this year.
Wide availability of infection control and diagnostic resources is required to control outbreaks early.