"Young miracle" baby recovers from Ebola outbreak in Congo
Benedicte was admitted to an Ebola treatment center just six days after she was born (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Youngest survivor of Ebola outbreak brings hope to Congo caregivers
The youngest survivor of the Ebola outbreak received her discharge certificate from the Beni Ebola Treatment Center on Wednesday, according to the Democratic Republic of Congo's Ministry of Health. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Young miracle:' Baby recovers from Ebola in Congo outbreak
Congo's health ministry calls baby Benedicte the youngest survivor in what is now the world's second-deadliest Ebola outbreak. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

'Young miracle': Baby recovers from Ebola in Congo outbreak
Congo's health ministry calls baby Benedicte the youngest survivor in what is now the world's second-deadliest Ebola outbreak. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Baby who caught killer Ebola at just six days old is hailed a 'miracle'
Congo's health ministry said the girl, called  Benedicte, is the youngest survivor in what is now the world's second-deadliest ever Ebola outbreak. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Young miracle:' Baby recovers from Ebola in Congo outbreak
Congo's health ministry calls the baby the youngest survivor of the outbreak. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Africa: Critical Ebola Lessons from Liberia to the DR Congo
[The Conversation Africa] Ebola in the Democratic Republic Congo (DRC) has now spread to urban areas. The Conversation Africa's Moina Spooner spoke to Mosoka Fallah who was head of case detection during Liberia's ebola outbreak in 2014 and 2015 about his experience, and what lessons that experience offers. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo
The Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is occurring in an unforgiving context. Non-engagement from communities and conflict continue to hamper response activities in some affected areas. Moreover, poor infection prevention and control (IPC) practices across numerous private and public health centers remain a major source of amplification of the outbreak and risk to health and other frontline workers. Despite these challenges, substantial progress has been made on multiple fronts to address the situation, and daily successes are being observed in the implementation of proven public he...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - December 13, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Central Africa: Nobel Laureate Calls for Sanctions Against Leaders Who Tolerate Sexual Violence
[allAfrica] Dr. Denis Mukwege, the Congolese obstetrician and gynaecologist who operates a hospital in Bukavu and who campaigns against the use of rape and sexualized violence as a weapon of war received the Nobel Peace Prize for 2018 in Oslo on Human Rights Day, December 10. He was the co-winner with Nadia Murad, a member of the Yazidi minority in northern Iraq who became a human rights activist after being abducted and held as a sex slave by so-called "Islamic State". (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Congolese Bags 4 Years for Tramadol Exportation
[Daily Trust] Lagos -A Congo national, Mampouya Zitou Felix, has been sentenced to four years imprisonment for attempting to export 26.900 kilograms of Tramadol, a banned drug to his country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Sudan health workers to get Ebola shots as Congo outbreak grows
Some 2,000 healthcare and frontline workers in South Sudan are to be offered Ebola vaccines to try to stop any importation of the viral disease from an epidemic in Congo, the World Health Organization said on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

South Sudan: Healthcare and Frontline Workers To Be Vaccinated Against Ebola
[WHO] Juba -The Ministry of Health of the Republic of South Sudan with support from the World Health Organization (WHO), DFID, GAVI vaccine alliance and other partners, is set to vaccinate targeted healthcare and frontline workers operating in high risk states bordering the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) against Ebola virus disease (EVD) as part of national preparedness efforts. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ebola spreads to major Congo city as vaccines a concern
The second-largest Ebola outbreak in history has spread to a major city in eastern Congo, as health experts worry whether the stock of vaccines is big enough to last for the rest of the outbreak. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ebola spreads to major Congo city
The second-largest Ebola outbreak in history has spread to a major city in eastern Congo, as health experts worry whether the stock of an experimental vaccine will stand up to the demands of an epidemic with no end in sight. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

Ebola spreads to major Congo city as vaccines a concern
Health experts worry whether the stock of an experimental vaccines are enough. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Ebola cases surge in Congo, with women and children disproportionately sick
There have been 18 more cases of illness and five more deaths reported in just two days in the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo, according to the Ministry of Health. Since the outbreak began, the total number of probable cases is now 471, including 273 deaths, the ministry reported Thursday. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Southern Africa: Zimbabwe Battles Influx of Congolese, Mozambique Refugees
[CAJ News] Harare -Zimbabwe, besieged by cholera and economic challenges, is battling a surge of asylum seekers from neighbouring Mozambique and crisis-torn Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Uganda, Congolese Officials Meet Over Ebola
[Monitor] Kampala -Health ministers from Uganda and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have met to find a lasting solution to the Ebola epidemic that nomally strides both countries. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Uganda and DRC Bordering Districts Agree to Intensify Cross-Border Surveillance to Tackle Ebola
[WHO] As the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak spirals in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Uganda and DRC have resolved to increase cross-border surveillance on both sides of the Uganda-DRC border. This was the consensus during a cross-border meeting among health officials from the two countries, held at Kasindi- Lubiriha immigrations office, in DRC. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo
Responding to the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in north-eastern parts of the Democratic Republic of the Congo continues to be a multifaceted challenge. By utilising proven public health measures (contact tracing, engaging communities) as well as new tools at hand (vaccine and therapeutics), WHO remains confident the outbreak can be contained and brought to an end. During the reporting period (28 November – 4 December 2018), 35 new cases were reported from nine health zones in North Kivu and Ituri provinces: Beni (8), Komanda (eight), Katwa (eight), Vuhovi (three), Kalunguta (two), Butembo (two), Mabalako (two),...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - December 6, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: Worst Ebola Outbreak Hits Women Especially Hard
[VOA] The Democratic Republic of Congo is in the throes of its worst-ever Ebola outbreak, with more than 420 cases in the country's volatile east, and a mortality rate of just under 60 percent. But this outbreak -- the nation's tenth known Ebola epidemic -- is unusual because more than 60 percent of patients are women. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: Ebola Epidemic Spreads Further Into Urban Communities and Isolated Areas
[MSF] The Ebola epidemic continues to spread through the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)'s North Kivu province. The newest areas to be affected include the city of Butembo   and a number of isolated areas that are hard to reach. So far, 440 people have been infected with the virus, 255 of whom have died. Teams from international medical  organization Doctors Without Borders (MSF) continue to strengthen their efforts to help bring the epidemic under control. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 4, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: Ebola Epidemic Spreads Further Into Urban Communities and Isolated Areas
[MSF] The Ebola epidemic continues to spread through the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)'s North Kivu province with the city of Butembo and other isolated areas becoming the latest to be affected. About one million people live in Butembo. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 4, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: DRC Ebola Eruption Second Deadliest in History
[CAJ News] Kinshasa -THE ongoing Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is now the second worst such eruption in history. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 4, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: Kinshasa Is Drowning in Waste
[Deutsche Welle] Every day almost 9,000 tons of garbage accumulate in Kinshasa. The Congolese capital does not have a functioning garbage collection system. Consequences for the health of the "Kinois" are catastrophic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 4, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ebola drug trials aim to make the disease treatable at home
Leading scientist hopes experiment in DRC could lessen the impact of deadly virusEbola could be transformed from a terrifying disease into something that can be managed at home if drug trials in the Democratic Republic of the Congo are successful, a leading scientist believes.Four experimental drugs are starting to be used as part of a groundbreaking trial under extremely difficult conditions in an outbreak in conflict-ridden eastern DRC.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 4, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Health editor Tags: Ebola Medical research Democratic Republic of the Congo Science Africa Health Global health World news Society Source Type: news

Are we on the cusp of a breakthrough in Ebola treatment?
Leading scientist hopes drug trials in DRC could lessen the impact of deadly virusEbola could be transformed from a terrifying disease into something that can be managed at home if drug trials in the Democratic Republic of the Congo are successful, a leading scientist believes.Four experimental drugs are starting to be used as part of a groundbreaking trial under extremely difficult conditions in an outbreak in conflict-ridden eastern DRC.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 4, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Health editor Tags: Ebola Medical research Democratic Republic of the Congo Science Africa Health Global health World news Society Source Type: news

WHO says it can fight Ebola outbreak despite US withdrawal
WHO says it can fight Ebola outbreak in Congo despite withdrawal of US experts over safety concerns (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

WHO: US experts not needed to fight Ebola outbreak in Congo
The head of the World Health Organization says the agency doesn't need Centers for Disease Control and other U.S. experts to fight an Ebola outbreak spreading in Congo, insisting: "We can cover it." (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

U.S. urged to send Ebola experts to Congo as crisis worsens
Health workers have compared the region to a war zone, since dozens of armed rebel groups are active (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S. help urged near Ebola outbreak epicentre but security questions remain
Global health experts are urging the Trump administration to allow U.S. government disease specialists — "some of the world's most experienced" — to return to northeastern Congo to help fight the second largest Ebola outbreak in history. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

US urged to send Ebola experts in as Congo outbreak worsens
Global health experts are urging the Trump administration to allow U.S. government health experts to return to northeastern Congo to help fight the second-largest Ebola outbreak in history (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Ebola outbreak in DR Congo now second worst in history
More than 400 people have been hit in eastern DR Congo, where rebel attacks have hampered operations. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Highlights: Nov. 30, 2018
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Congo Ebola Outbreak Now 2nd Largest in History: WHO The Ebola outbreak in Congo is now the second largest in history, the World Health... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 30, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: Ebola Outbreak is Second Worst in History
[IRC] Geneva, Switzerland -Today (November 29, 2018) the ongoing Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) reached 426 cases, surpassing the number of cases in the 2000-2001 Uganda outbreak and making it the second worst in history after the 2014 West Africa outbreak which killed over 11,000 people. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 30, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Deadly Ebola outbreak in Congo now 2nd largest in history
The World Health Organization says Congo's deadly Ebola outbreak is now the second largest in history, behind the devastating West Africa outbreak that killed thousands a few years ago. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

Congo's Ebola outbreak now 2nd largest in history, WHO says
Congo's deadly Ebola outbreak is now 2nd largest in history, the World Health Organization says (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Congo Ebola outbreak is 2nd largest, 2nd deadliest
The current Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo -- with 426 total cases, including 245 deaths -- is now the second largest and second deadliest in history, according to Thursday's report from the nation's Ministry of Health. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ebola outbreak in east Congo now world's second biggest
The current Ebola outbreak in eastern Congo is now the second biggest in history, with 426 confirmed and probable cases, the health ministry said late on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

The Ebola Outbreak In Congo Just Became The Second Largest Ever
Patient numbers are rising as health responders struggle to fight Ebola in a Democratic Republic of Congo war zone. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 29, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Gunfire, threats and curfews slow Congo's fight against Ebola
When medics tried to reach Ebola patients in a village in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo during a recent surge in violence, they were blocked by men wielding machetes and axes. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: To Stop Ebola, Health Workers Target Malaria in Outbreak Zone
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -The town of Beni in North Kivu province, currently battling the worst Ebola outbreak in Congo's history, has also seen an eight-fold increase in malaria cases since last year (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 29, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: Staying the Course At the Crossroads of Ebola and Conflict
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Responders to the current Ebola epidemic in North Kivu are dealing with an unprecedented scenario. This is the first time that Ebola has found its way into an area where there is complex and violent conflict. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 29, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo
As the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak approaches five months since declaration, responding to the outbreak continues to be a challenge; nevertheless, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health (MoH) and partners, WHO remains focused on the ongoing containment efforts to end the outbreak. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - November 29, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Experts: Declare Ebola in Congo an International Health Emergency
(MedPage Today) -- U.S. government should allow CDC staff to return to assist in containment efforts (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - November 28, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

NIH tests three Ebola drugs in clinical trial in Congo
In response to the 10th Ebola outbreak in the Republic of Congo, the NIH is enrolling patients into a clinical trial of three investigational drugs. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - November 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Global Health: Battle Against Ebola in Congo Pits Medical Hope Against Local Chaos
A vaccine and new treatments are on hand, but the outbreak is in an area rife with unpredictable gunfire, bandits and suspicion of outsiders. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Ebola Virus Epidemics Vaccination and Immunization Hypodermic Needles and Syringes World Health Organization Congo, Democratic Republic of (Congo-Kinshasa) Source Type: news

First-of-its-kind Ebola drug trial begins in Democratic Republic of the Congo
Scientists in Democratic of the Congo have started to officially record and observe the effects of four experimental drugs being given to people with Ebola in the country's ongoing outbreak. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Clinical trial of investigational Ebola treatments begins in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Study is enrolling patients of any age with confirmed Ebola virus disease. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - November 27, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Ebola Treatment Trials Launched In Democratic Republic Of The Congo Amid Outbreak
The virus has killed at least 240 people in the past four months, and it has shown no signs of abating. But the new trials may help end future outbreaks sooner.(Image credit: John Wessels/AFP/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - November 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Colin Dwyer Source Type: news