2 Ebola Patients in Congo Treated With New Drugs Have Been Cured, Say Doctors
(KINSHASA, Congo) — Doctors in Congo say that two Ebola patients who were treated with new anti-Ebola drugs in Goma in eastern Congo have been declared “cured.” Doctors fighting Ebola quickly used the case on Tuesday to press the message that people with Ebola can recover if they seek proper care. Dr. Jean-Jacques Muyembe, director of Congo’s National Institute for Biomedical Research, said Ebola is dangerous but it is also curable with proper treatment. Muyembe said two new drugs are now being used to treat Ebola patients because tests have shown they are effective. He said there is less danger that Ebola will spread through Goma, the capital of North Kivu province with more than 2 million inhabitants, because about 200 contacts and suspected cases have been identified and have received proper medication.
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -Ebola's spread to a new part of Democratic Republic of Congo is a disturbing sign that health workers are failing to keep track of high-risk people on the move, aid agencies said on Friday.
Publication date: 17 August 2019Source: New Scientist, Volume 243, Issue 3243Author(s): Ruby Prosser ScullyAs many as 90 per cent of people with the virus could be saved thanks to two experimental drugs, reports Ruby Prosser Scully
A woman and her child were confirmed to be the first two Ebola cases in Congo's South Kivu province, health ministry says.
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Congo's year-long Ebola outbreak has spread to a new province, with two cases, including one death, confirmed in South Kivu, according to the government health ministry
A woman and her child were the first two cases confirmed with Ebola in Congo's South Kivu region this week, opening a new front in the fight against the outbreak.
Two new cases were confirmed in South Kivu, according to the Health Ministry.
Government in Congo's previously unaffected South Kivu province says 1 person there has died and their child is being treated
[Ghanaian Times] As I write this piece, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is reeling from an Ebola crisis with the World Health Organization (WHO) having declared it a global health emergency. It is reported to have killed about 1,800 people so far. The crisis has been worsened by internal conflicts and mobility of people fleeing from the conflicts. I will continue with information gleaned from the BBC and Bloomberg on the Ebola crisis and deployment of vaccines.