Race is on Between Ebola and Researchers in DR Congo
Part of the response to the current outbreak has been to try out new drug regimes. As such, research is playing a critical role as efforts are made to establish their efficacy. But testing new vaccines is an arduous and time consuming process. It's also hard in the case of Ebola because there are a few different strains of the virus writes The Conversation Africa.
The Government of Democratic Republic of the Congo, with the support of WHO and partners, carried out a vaccination campaign in high-risk populations against Ebola virus disease in affected health zones.
Congo-Kinshasa: 2018 Ebola Outbreak Crisis Update
MSF, 28 February 2019
Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) declared their tenth outbreak of Ebola in 40 years on 1 August 2018. The outbreak is centred in the northeast of the country. With the number of… Read more »
MSF, 12 February 2019
Four potential new treatments for Ebola are being used in a randomised controlled trial (RCT) at the Ebola Treatment Centres operated by Médecins Sans Frontières… Read more »
Congo-Kinshasa: Community Mistrust Hampers Ebola Fight in Eastern Congo - MSF
VOA, 8 March 2019
The charity Doctors Without Borders warns a climate of deepening mistrust and suspicion in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo is hampering efforts to bring an Ebola epidemic… Read more »