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In Congo, an Ebola survivor with a motorbike helps ease fear

October 21, 2019 5:51 pm

Kalubenge is a rare motorcycle taxi driver who is also an Ebola survivor in eastern Congo, making him a welcome collaborator for health workers who have faced deep community mistrust during the second-deadliest Ebola outbreak in history.

Ebola: What is the best vaccination strategy?

October 07, 2019 3:57 pm

An end to the Ebola epidemic is not in sight, Doctors Without Borders calls on the World Health Organization to adopt a new vaccination strategy. What is the dispute about?

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 spreads to remote, militia-run Congo territory

August 19, 2019 3:43 pm

The widening geographic spread of the virus, and its presence in yet another zone under the sway of armed groups, raises the risk of it spreading out of control, even while the technical tools to rein it in are better than ever.

Explained: Congo's Ebola outbreak may be controllable now. Here's how

August 17, 2019 7:33 am

The virus derives its name from the 250-km long Ebola river which flows through Congo and at a point is over 60-km from Yambuku, the rural Congolese area where some of the first patients of the disease were reported.

Second Ebola case detected in eastern Congo's main city

July 31, 2019 1:15 pm

The epidemic has killed more than 1,700 people since it was declared almost a year ago, becoming the second-worst outbreak on record.

Earlier Ebola outbreaks, and how the world overcame them

July 18, 2019 3:05 pm

Three previous Ebola outbreaks have demonstrated how a response can succeed — or how, in an atmosphere of suspicion, it can go badly wrong.

Ebola outbreak in Congo declared international health emergency after more than 1,600 deaths

July 18, 2019 3:05 pm

This is the fifth such declaration in history. Previous emergencies were declared for the devastating 2014-16 Ebola outbreak in West Africa that killed more than 11,000 people, the emergence of Zika in the Americas, the swine flu pandemic and polio eradication.

First Ebola case in Congo city of Goma detected

July 15, 2019 8:19 am

The patient was a priest who became infected during a visit to the town of Butembo, 200 km (124 miles) north of Goma, where he interacted with Ebola patients, Congo's health ministry said in a statement.

Uganda clears three experimental Ebola treatments, watches for spread

June 18, 2019 3:20 pm

The treatments approved for shipment to Uganda were Mapp Biopharmaceutical's ZMapp, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc's Regeneron and Remdesivir, made by Gilead Sciences , said WHO spokesman Tarik Jasarevic.


Ebola's life and death struggle in eastern Congo

July 30, 2019 1:20 pm

Health experts agree the experimental Ebola vaccine has saved multitudes in Congo, but after nearly a year and some 171,000 doses given, the epidemic shows few signs of waning - over 1700 have died from the disease.

Top Frames: Best pictures of the week gone by

November 01, 2014 7:00 pm

Here's a look at the Top pics of this week.

TOP FRAMES: Best photographs of the week gone by from around the world

October 18, 2014 8:40 am

In the Top frames this week The Nobel Peace Prize 2014 was awarded jointly to Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai "for their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education".

Texas health worker tests positive for Ebola

October 16, 2014 11:38 am

In the US things took another alarming turn on Wednesday with second Dallas nurse catching Ebola.