Congo confirms 3 new Ebola cases in large city

Congo confirms 3 new Ebola cases in large city

KINSHASA, Congo — Three new cases of the often lethal Ebola virus have been confirmed in a city of more than 1 million people, Congo’s health minister announced, as the spread of the hemorrhagic fever in an urban area raised alarm. The statement late Friday said the confirmed cases are in Mbandaka city, […]

DRC: experimental Ebola vaccine to be administered in Mbandaka

DRC: experimental Ebola vaccine to be administered in Mbandaka

Health authorities and NGOs in the Democratic Republic of the Congo will begin administering an experimental Ebola vaccine on Monday in Mbandaka, the north-western city of 1.2 million people where the deadly disease was detected last week. The campaign aims to “ringfence” the outbreak. The risk of Ebola spreading within DRC is very high and […]

Taiwan Needs to Maintain Observer Status at the World Health Assembly

Taiwan Needs to Maintain Observer Status at the World Health Assembly

Taiwan was regularly accorded observer status at the annual World Health Assembly (WHA) between 2009 and 2016. The assembly represents the premier international gathering for government officials and health professionals to discuss a wide variety of global-health concerns. Regrettably, the World Health Organization (WHO) did not invite Taiwan to attend the seventy-first WHA to be […]

Ebola deaths in Congo rise to 26, health ministry says

Ebola deaths in Congo rise to 26, health ministry says

KINSHASA, Congo — Congo’s health ministry says there is one new death from Ebola, bringing to 26 the number of deaths from the deadly outbreak in Equateur province in the country’s northwest. Four new cases have been confirmed as Ebola, said the health ministry in a statement released early Sunday. A total of 46 cases […]

Congo says 3 new Ebola cases confirmed in large city

Congo says 3 new Ebola cases confirmed in large city

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WHO says 19 dead, 39 infected so far in Congo Ebola outbreak

WHO says 19 dead, 39 infected so far in Congo Ebola outbreak

GENEVA (Reuters) – Democratic Republic of Congo reported 39 suspected, probable or confirmed cases of Ebola between April 4 and May 13, including 19 deaths, the World Health Organization said on Monday. A health worker is sprayed with chlorine after visiting the isolation ward at Bikoro hospital, which received a new suspected Ebola case, in […]