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EBOLA CRISIS NEWS

WHO chief 'very encouraged' by dip in Congo Ebola cases

February 12, 2020 10:43 am

The epidemic that already has killed at least 2,249 people has posed challenges never faced before in public health _ the deadly Ebola virus in a conflict zone where not only militia fighters but also communities frightened of outsiders have attacked health workers

Ebola death toll in east Congo outbreak climbs above 2,000

August 30, 2019 1:31 pm

This is Congo's 10th Ebola outbreak, but it is the first in the densely forested hillside provinces of North Kivu and Ituri, where militia-led violence and ethnic killing have undermined security in certain areas for decades.

Ebola drugs 'saving lives' after clinical trials

August 14, 2019 7:39 am

The drugs — developed from antibodies from survivors that had been infected with Ebola — showed "clearly better" results in patients taking part in the trial, which is being conducted during the world's second-largest Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

Explained: Why this Ebola outbreak is a special challenge

May 04, 2019 6:12 pm

The virus is most often spread by close contact with bodily fluids of people exhibiting symptoms and with objects such as sheets that have been contaminated.

Ebola and hysteria

October 31, 2014 3:32 am

America isn’t battling the virus as much as the mania around it.

To tackle Ebola, 10 new labs, screening at ports

October 17, 2014 1:50 am

A tracking system has been put in place under the Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDSP).

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