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Islamic State group claims first attack in the Democratic Republic of Congo

It was the first time that the Islamic State has asserted responsibility for an attack in Congo, a vast country where the central government has limited reach and where rebel groups have proliferated for many years.

Ebola outbreak spreads to Congo's Bunia city

Bunia is the second-largest city in eastern Congo to confirm a case of the haemorrhagic fever during the current outbreak, which was declared last August and is believed to have killed 610 people and infected 370 more to date.


Risk of Ebola's spread from Congo now 'very high': WHO

WHO's emergencies chief has said the insecurity, public defiance about vaccinations and politicians fanning fears ahead of elections in December could create a "perfect storm" leading this outbreak to spread.

Mass vaccination may not prevent Ebola outbreaks

The findings come as the World Health Organisation has announced a new Ebola virus outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Kongo.

Ebola virus: Sexual transmission could reignite contained outbreak

The study was prompted by data showing that viable Ebola virus remained in the semen of disease survivors for months after it was no longer detectable in their blood.

Single human antibody shows promise against Ebola

According to a new research, a single monoclonal antibody isolated from a human survivor of Ebola virus disease (EVD) completely protects monkeys from the lethal virus, and could hold promise as a potential treatment for infected humans.


The real UN question

Debate over veto restraint is a distraction from the broader dilemmas of UN Security Council reform.

Clinical trial starts at Ebola center in Liberia for anti-viral drug

Another drug — ZMapp — healed all 18 monkeys infected with the deadly virus in one recent study.

China to test its Ebola vaccine on humans

It is also the world's first 2014-genetic mutation Ebola vaccine.

‘Ebola-cured travellers must undergo body fluid tests’

After the incident, the Health Ministry held a review meeting with state health secretaries on November 21 where it was decided to revise the advisory.