Ebola outbreak in Congo spreads across border to Uganda

Confirmed cross-frontier case marks significant escalation of epidemic
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Even with more than 1,400 dead, the W.H.O. says the risk of the disease spreading beyond the region remains low and declaring an emergency could have backfired.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Epidemics Ebola Virus Vaccination and Immunization World Health Organization Centers for Disease Control and Prevention United Nations Children ' s Fund Congo, Democratic Republic of (Congo-Kinshasa) Africa Uganda Tedros Adhanom Gheb Source Type: news
[Citizen] The World Health Organization emergency committee will decide Friday whether to declare a raging Ebola epidemic an international threat, after an outbreak that began in Democratic Republic of Congo crossed into Uganda.
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[Cameroon Tribune] The five-year-old and the mother just returned from the Democratic Republic of Congo where the father died of the same disease
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(University of Cambridge) Half of Ebola outbreaks have gone undetected since the virus was discovered in 1976, scientists at the University of Cambridge estimate. The new findings come amid rising concern about Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and highlight the need for improved detection and rapid response to avoid future epidemics.
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As the second-largest Ebola epidemic in history spreads into Uganda, a modelling study has suggested that most Ebola outbreaks escape detection by doctors
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(KASINDI, Congo) — A 5-year-old boy vomiting blood became the first cross-border victim of Ebola in the current outbreak on Wednesday, while two more people in Uganda tested positive for the highly contagious disease that has killed nearly 1,400 in Congo. The boy, part of a Congolese family who crossed into Uganda earlier in the week, died overnight, the World Health Organization said. Ugandan authorities said the two new cases are his 3-year-old brother and 50-year-old grandmother, who have been isolated at a hospital near the border. Uganda now has three confirmed Ebola cases. Authorities tried to determine how the...
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Nature, Published online: 11 June 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-01864-6A five-year-old boy is the first confirmed case there linked to the ongoing epidemic in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
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The Ebola outbreak in the troubled north east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo has passed 2000 confirmed and probable cases, the World Health Organization has announced. The epidemic is now spreading faster than ever, as local suspicion and attac...
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In “The Pandemic Century” Mark Honigsbaum covers nine outbreaks that shaped how we think and respond to diseases.
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[The New Humanitarian] Goma/Democratic Republic of Congo -The second-largest Ebola outbreak ever continues to spread, and health officials now say it's likely to reach the populous city of Goma. Once there, the risk of it spreading beyond the Democratic Republic of Congo to Rwanda, South Sudan, or Uganda increases.
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