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.
Ebola Preparations Tested As Cases Rise in Congo's Main Eastern City
The New Humanitarian, 2 August 2019
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… Read more »
Ebola - Half of Cases Going Undetected
Deutsche Welle, 3 August 2019
Congo's new Ebola response coordinator has said half of the cases in the deadly outbreak remain undetected. Health experts fear the disease, which broke out a year ago, could… Read more »
The city to Goma with the Nyiragongo volcano in the background.
Ebola Showing No Signs of Abating, 1 Year After Outbreak
CAJ News, 2 August 2019
ONE year since the latest Ebola outbreak was first declared in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) the disease continues to spread with 1 803 deaths from 2 690 cases. Read more »
No Ebola in Kagera Region, Rmo Assures Residents
Daily News, 2 August 2019
KAGERA Regional Medical Officer (RMO), Dr Marco Mbata has assured the area residents that there is no Ebola patient diagnosed and hence no cause of alarm. Read more »
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 »
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