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DR Congo records first Ebola death in three months

February 08, 2021 2:58 pm

The World Health Organization said that researchers were examining samples from the patient for potential links to the previous outbreak. WHO has traced at least 70 contacts to the new case.

Ebola resurfaces in previous epidemic zone of Congo, WHO says

February 08, 2021 11:07 am

Butembo was one of the epicentres of the world’s second-largest Ebola outbreak that lasted almost two years in eastern Congo, causing 3,481 cases and 2,299 deaths.

US regulators approve first treatment for Ebola virus

October 15, 2020 8:16 am

The drug was one of four tested during an outbreak in Congo that killed nearly 2,300 people before it ended in June.

Congo hit by a second, simultaneous Ebola outbreak

June 02, 2020 7:18 am

The discovery is a major blow for Democratic Republic of Congo, which has suffered three Ebola outbreaks since 2017. It is also combating a measles epidemic that has killed over 6,000 and COVID-19, which has infected over 3,000 and killed 71.

Remdesivir, used against Ebola virus, may affect reproduction of SARS-CoV-2: ICMR

April 13, 2020 7:53 pm

According to the latest update by Health Ministry, 905 positive cases and 51 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours, taking India's case count to 9,352 and toll to 324 deaths.

Coronavirus: Lessons to learn from Ebola

March 14, 2020 1:38 pm

As COVID-19 cuts a wide swathe of panic, the experts who beat Ebola in West Africa are looking on, knowingly. China and Italy are to the pandemic what Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia were to the epidemic of 2014 – 2016.

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.


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.