UN chief visits DR Congo’s restive Ebola-hit east

GOMA: UN chief Antonio Guterres arrived Saturday in the troubled east of DR Congo, expressing “solidarity” with a region ravaged by violence and an Ebola epidemic. The secretary-general started his three-day tour... Read more »

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 »

WHO says no new Ebola cases in Goma, vaccinates over 1,300

GOMA: The World Health Organization (WHO) said it has vaccinated over 1,300 people who potentially came into contact with the Ebola virus in the Congolese city of Goma, helping contain what many... Read more »

Seven in DR Congo Ebola scare placed under surveillance: WHO

Seven relatives of a gold miner who died of Ebola in eastern DR Congo have been placed under surveillance as a precaution, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday. The seven... 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 »

Half of Ebola outbreaks go ‘undetected’: study

PARIS: Half of all outbreaks of the deadly Ebola virus never get detected, researchers said Thursday, as Uganda confirmed a second death from the disease that has claimed hundreds of lives in... 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 »