First two Ebola cases confirmed in Congo’s South Kivu

GOMA: 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. Health... Read more »

Deployment of second Ebola vaccine would not be quick fix, experts warn

GOMA: The resignation of Congo’s health minister in the midst of the country’s worst Ebola outbreak could clear the way for a second experimental vaccine to be deployed. But the new shot... Read more »

WHO sounds Ebola alarm as risks intensify

GENEVA: The World Health Organization on Wednesday declared Congo’s Ebola outbreak an international health emergency, sounding a rarely used global alarm after the virus threatened to spread to a major city and... Read more »

Britain tells Canada and France to pull their weight on Ebola

GENEVA: Britain’s international development minister Rory Stewart called on France and Canada on Monday to offer more help in tackling the Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo. Stewart, who visited the... Read more »

UN official blasts violence against Ebola teams in DR Congo

The UN special representative to DR Congo has blasted rumours that the world body was trying to cash in on an Ebola epidemic that has claimed more than 1,000 lives. Leila Zerrougui,... Read more »

WHO says Ebola situation in Congo not an ‘international emergency’

The World Health Organisation said Friday that the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo does not currently constitute an international health emergency, even though the number of cases is on... Read more »

Ebola toll tops 700 in DR Congo

KINSHASA: Some 100 people have died in the Ebola epidemic in DR Congo over the past three weeks, taking the overall death toll in the latest outbreak past 700, according to health... Read more »

Congo registers record 15 new Ebola cases in one day

Reuters On Mar 30, 2019 Last updated Mar 30, 2019 GOMA: Democratic Republic of Congo on Friday recorded 15 new confirmed cases of Ebola, the biggest one-day rise since the current outbreak... Read more »

Ebola treatment center torched in Congo, patients evacuated

KINSHASA: Attackers set fire to an Ebola treatment center run by Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo late on Sunday, forcing staff to evacuate patients, the charity said.... Read more »

Ebola death toll in DR Congo crosses 500: health ministry

More than 500 people have died from the latest outbreak of Ebola in DR Congo, but a vaccination programme has prevented thousands more deaths, the country’s health minister told AFP. “In total,... Read more »