New Ebola Outbreak Hits Children Hard

An ongoing deadly Ebola outbreak in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo has particularly affected children, the UN's children agency, UNICEF, said after more than 50 young people lost their parents to the disease.



  • Congo-Kinshasa:  New Ebola Outbreak Hits Children Hard

    UN News, 17 August 2018

    An ongoing deadly Ebola outbreak in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has particularly affected children, the UN's children agency, UNICEF, said on… Read more »

On 8 August 2018, the vaccination of frontline healthcare workers started, followed by the vaccination of community contacts and their contacts, in Mangina, North Kivu, the epicenter of the 10th Ebola epidemic to hit the Democratic Republic of the Congo. There are currently 3220 doses of rVSV-ZEBOV Ebola vaccine available in Kinshasa.

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