Ebola Preparations Tested As Cases Rise in Goma in DR Congo
Ebola cases in the Democratic Republic of Congo's densely populated eastern city of Goma rose from one to five this week, raising fears of a wider outbreak of the deadly virus that has already cost more than 1,800 lives, writes Philip Kleinfeld in the New Humanitarian. Key to containing the spread will be tracing and vaccinating everyone known to have come into contact with the five people infected, and then the contacts of those contacts - a list of 538 people.
The city to Goma with the Nyiragongo volcano in the background.
One year ago, on August 1, 2018, the Ebola epidemic broke out in the Democratic Republic of Congo. A total of 2,701 people have been infected, of whom 1,813 have died. Almost a ... Read more »
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 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 »
See What Everyone is Watching