An escalating Ebola epidemic in conflict-wracked eastern DR Congo has surpassed the 2,000 cases mark, two-thirds of which have been fatal, according to government figures. Since August last year, there have been 2,008 confirmed and probable cases with a death toll of 1,346, the Democratic Republic of Congo health ministry said late on Monday.
Number of Ebola Cases Tops 2,000
Deutsche Welle, 4 June 2019
The daily number of new Ebola cases has tripled in recent months, according to aid organizations. Local distrust and armed groups have hampered a response to the world's… Read more »
An Ebola tratment centre at a hospital in Beni in the DR Congo's North Kivu province.
Ebola Listening Projects Take Cues From Community to Improve Response
Thomson Reuters Foundation, 5 June 2019
Working in Liberia during the Ebola outbreak in 2015, researcher Katherina Thomas noticed that while experts and aid workers had lots to say, no one was listening to ordinary… Read more »
As Cases Pass 2,000, Hopes Are Pinned On an Experimental Vaccine
The New Humanitarian, 4 June 2019
Attempts to contain the world's second deadliest Ebola outbreak ever hinge on the successful deployment of an experimental vaccine that has already proved a game-changer in the… Read more »
A Short History of an Ebola Vaccine
When alarming reports of a deadly disease outbreak landed on the desk of Dr. Jean-Jacques Muyembe - the leading virologist in what was then known as Zaire - he sent an employee… Read more »
The UN and leading aid groups have taken the step of formally declaring that the Ebola outbreak needs a major scale-up from the humanitarian community. Read more »
With the Ebola epidemic now in its tenth month and the number of new cases increasing in recent weeks, the UN has announced new measures to strengthen its fight to end the ... Read more »
Armed attacks, misinformation and a growing funding gap continue to impede the response to the Ebola outbreak, with the World Health Organization warning that the situation could ... Read more »
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