One person has died, a third diagnosis has been reported and 15 persons have been quarantined in Goma in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Goma is home to more than a million people and lies directly on Congo's border with Rwanda, where tens of thousands cross on foot daily.
Third Positive Ebola Diagnosis in Goma, 15 Persons Quarantined
allAfrica, 1 August 2019
One person has died, a third diagnosis reported and 15 persons quarantined in Goma, reports France24. The World Health Organization says it is collaborating with the government of… Read more »
Rwanda-DRC Border Open Amid Ebola Outbreak in Border City
Deutsche Welle, 1 August 2019
Hours after a third case of Ebola was reported in the Congolese border town of Goma, a Rwandan minister said the country's border with the DRC had been closed. Rwanda's Health… Read more »
Two international organisations - USAID and the World Bank - have announced a combined U.S.$339 million in assistance to fight the deadly Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic ... Read more »
Oly Ilunga was dismissed as head of the team tackling a persistent Ebola outbreak. Oly said his stay as minister could jeopardize efficiency, stability and consistency in the ... Read more »
Second Ebola Case Confirmed in Goma
Deutsche Welle, 31 July 2019
Health officials fear an Ebola outbreak in the eastern DR Congo could spread in Goma. Earlier in July, the city of two million people registered its first case of the deadly virus. Read more »
Health workers talk to an Ebola patient, while a nurse consults a chart outside at an Ebola treatment centre in Beni, Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Fears Growing That Congo's Ebola Could Spread to Neighbouring Countries
VOA, 31 July 2019
As the Ebola epidemic in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo enters its second year, experts from the World Health Organization (WHO) are voicing concern about the growing… Read more »
Congo Confirms 2nd Ebola Case in Border City of Goma
VOA, 30 July 2019
Officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo have confirmed a second case of the deadly Ebola virus in the city of Goma. Read more »
There Is No Quick-Fix Solution to the Ebola Crisis in Congo
Thomson Reuters Foundation, 1 August 2019
It is worrying that one year into the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), there is still no end in sight. With over 2,400 cases, more than 1,700 deaths, and a… Read more »
Following the completion of the recommended 42 days without any new cases since the first report of Ebola, Uganda has been declared free of the virus by the World Health ... Read more »
The World Health Organisation has declared the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo a public health emergency. One of the expected impacts of th Read more »
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