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DR Congo Sentences 16 To Death For 2019 Killing Of Ebola Medic

  Sixteen people, including a doctor, have been sentenced to death in absentia for the murder of a Cameroonian Ebola expert, lawyers said on Tuesday. Richard Valery Mouzoko Kiboung, an epidemiologist employed by the UN’s World Health Organization (WHO), was gunned down in April 2019 at a work meeting at a hospital in Butembo, in … Continue reading DR Congo Sentences 16 To Death For 2019 Killing Of Ebola Medic Read Full Story

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Ebola: 2,167 people vaccinated in Guinea, DRC – WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says no fewer than 2, 167 people have been vaccinated in Guinea and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) against Ebola. WHO Regional Office for Africa stated this in Ebola Outbreak Situation Report posted on its twitter @ WHOAFRO. According to the UN health agency, 1,804 people have been vaccinated
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Guinea launches Ebola vaccination campaign

Guinea launched an Ebola vaccination campaign on Tuesday after a fresh outbreak of the deadly disease struck the country this month, with officials hoping to eradicate the virus in six weeks. The country reported new Ebola cases on February 13  — the first in West Africa since a 2013-2016 epidemic that left more than 11,300
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Fog delays delivery of Ebola vaccines for Guinea

The delivery to Guinea of vaccines against the Ebola virus has been delayed because of fog disrupting flights to the capital Conakry, a health official said Sunday. The World Health Organization (WHO) had announced that more than 11,000 doses of the Merck vaccine against the deadly disease were to arrive in Conakry on Sunday. The
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Ebola Death Toll Rises To Four In DR Congo

  Four people have died from the hemorrhagic Ebola virus during a new outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo, officials said Sunday, warning that people are resisting measures to contain the highly contagious disease. Since the epidemic’s resurgence this month, “we have already registered six Ebola cases. We have lost four infected people,” Eugene … Continue reading Ebola Death Toll Rises To Four In DR Congo Read Full Story

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DR Congo Ebola death toll rises to four

Four people have died from Ebola during a new outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where people are resisting measures to contain the disease, officials said Sunday. Since the epidemic’s resurgence this month, “we have already registered six Ebola cases. We have lost four infected people,” Doctor Eugene Syalita, the provincial health minister in […] Read Full Story

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Ebola Toll Hits Four In DR Congo As People ‘Resist’ Health Measures

  Four people have died from Ebola during a new outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where people are resisting measures to contain the disease, officials said Sunday. Since the epidemic’s resurgence this month, “we have already registered six Ebola cases. We have lost four infected people,” Doctor Eugene Syalita, the provincial health minister … Continue reading Ebola Toll Hits Four In DR Congo As People ‘Resist’ Health Measures Read Full Story

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Improve case definition for Ebola, Expert urges FG

Health expert, Dr Iorhen Akase, has urged the Federal Government to update and publicise the case definition of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) to aid early identification of cases in Nigeria. Akase, also the Head, Infectious Diseases Unit, Department of Medicine, Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba, Lagos, made the plea in an interview with the
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UN Emergency Fund Allocates $15m For Ebola Response In DRC, Guinea

  Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Mark Lowcock is today announcing an initial rapid allocation of US$15 million from the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) in response to the concerning Ebola outbreaks in Guinea and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). This is the first time Ebola has been recorded in Guinea since the … Continue reading UN Emergency Fund Allocates $15m For Ebola Response In DRC, Guinea Read Full Story

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Ebola resurgence: Nigeria, Ghana tighten border surveillance

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Nigeria and its West African neighbour, Ghana have heightened surveillance across all borders for the Ebola virus following the detection of seven new cases of the disease in Guinea last Sunday. Three people have reportedly died, prompting countries to activate response plans in regions, districts and health facilities. Patrick Kuma-Agboaye, director-general, Ghana Health Service has […] Read Full Story

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7 people infected with Ebola in Guinea – WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says Guinean health authorities have declared an outbreak of Ebola in a rural community in the south of the country with no fewer than seven people infected. WHO Regional Office for Africa, in a statement posted on its website, stated that three people have died out of the seven people
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DR Congo Starts Ebola Vaccination After New Outbreak

  Health workers in eastern DR Congo have begun an Ebola vaccination drive after four cases, two of them fatal, surfaced just three months after the country’s last outbreak of the disease, the UN said. “The authorities today… launched an anti-Ebola vaccination campaign in Butembo just a week after the virus re-emerged,” the World Health … Continue reading DR Congo Starts Ebola Vaccination After New Outbreak Read Full Story

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Ebola: profile of a prolific killer

A factfile on the Ebola virus that has plunged Guinea into an “epidemic situation” according to a senior health official, and which has killed more than 15,000 people since 1976. – Origins – Ebola was first identified in central Africa in 1976. The tropical virus was named after a river in the Democratic Republic of
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