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Why Congo's Ebola outbreak still going strong

Congo's health ministry reports 759 cases, including 705 confirmed ones and 414 confirmed deaths. Ebola is spread via infected bodily fluids, including those of the dead.

US medic declared Ebola-free, leaves Nebraska quarantine

The individual, whose name was not released for privacy reasons, did not develop Ebola symptoms during 21 days of monitoring at Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska, the center said in a statement.


To stop a new Ebola outbreak in Congo, four health workers put their lives on the line

Ebola still kills most of the people who contract it. Since the outbreak here was declared in August, health officials have recorded 583 confirmed and suspected cases as of Dec. 25. About a third of the patients have recovered, while 354 have died.

Ravaged by Ebola and war, Congo named most neglected crisis of 2018

Congo, where 13 million people in a population of 82 million need help, also topped the annual Thomson Reuters Foundation poll in 2017, but agencies said the situation had deteriorated.

Congo's Ebola outbreak now second largest in history, says WHO

As the need for help in containing the outbreak grows, two of the world's most prominent medical journals this week published statements by global health experts urging the Trump administration to do more.

Congo approves clinical trials for Ebola treatments

Health workers have already administered therapeutic treatments to more than 150 Ebola patients since August in an effort to contain the worst of Democratic Republic of Congo's 10 outbreaks of the hemorrhagic fever since 1976.


WHO to meet on Congo's Ebola outbreak as death toll soars

Ebola spreads through contact with the bodily fluids of its victims. The health ministry said 73 patients had received new experimental treatments. Of them, just over half recovered, 20 were still in hospital and the rest died.

Congo reports Ebola death close to busy Ugandan border

The 32-year-old woman had assisted in the burials of other Ebola victims and health workers had followed her as a possible case, but she refused a vaccination and disappeared from the city of Beni

Congo confirms Ebola case at Ugandan border

Uganda's health ministry said on Thursday it was preparing to deploy vaccinations against the virus should it spread to its territory.

Congo approves more experimental Ebola treatments

The health ministry said in a daily bulletin late on Tuesday that the 10 patients who received mAb114 since Aug. 11 have experienced a "positive evolution," but the outbreak has continued to grow.

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Top Frames: Best pictures of the week gone by

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

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

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

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