How DR Congo's Ebola Epidemic Became the World's Second Deadliest
Months after an Ebola outbreak was declared in the DR Congo, it has claimed more than 1,500 lives, infected over 2000 people, and spread across the border into neighbouring Uganda, where two deaths and three suspected cases were reported in mid-June. Despite a decline in the number of new cases reported over the past few weeks, the World Health Organisation has said there remains a "high risk of geographical spread both within the DRC and to neighbouring countries".
Hunger, Measles, Cholera, and Conflict - Ebola Not the Only Killer
The New Humanitarian, 3 July 2019
As the Democratic Republic of Congo grapples with the second deadliest Ebola outbreak in history, aid groups say a host of other emergencies - from renewed conflict and mass… Read more »
How Ebola Epidemic Became the World's Second Deadliest
The New Humanitarian, 2 July 2019
More than 11 months after an Ebola outbreak was declared in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the viral disease has claimed more than 1,500 lives, infected 2,244 people, and… Read more »
Ebola treatment centre at Beni Hospital, North Kivu, DR Congo.
Dr Allan Muluuta, the assistant commissioner for disease control at the Ministry of Health has said the government is on top of the plan to fight the further spread of Ebola which ... Read more »
In a decision that baffled some critics, the World Health Organization's advisory committee, the International Health Regulations (IHR) Emergency Committee has declared that the Read more »
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Medical teams from the World Health Organization arrived in the country to help combat the Ebola virus, as government officials in the Bikoro area in Equateur Province put plans in ... Read more »