Ebola virus

November 15, 2018 - 1:33 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Seven U.N. peacekeepers were killed and 10 wounded in a military operation with Congolese forces against rebels in the northeast, which is facing a deadly Ebola outbreak, the United Nations said Thursday. U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said one U.N. peacekeeper was still...
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November 13, 2018 - 12:50 pm
GENEVA (AP) — The emergencies chief for the World Health Organization says he expects Congo's Ebola outbreak will last at least another six months, and says informal health facilities have become "major drivers" of the current, deadly transmission. Dr. Peter Salama says makeshift "tradi-modern"...
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November 10, 2018 - 7:18 am
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's health ministry says the latest Ebola outbreak has now become the worst in the country's recorded history with 319 confirmed and probable cases. The ministry said late Friday that the deadly virus has killed about 198 people since the outbreak was declared Aug. 1 in...
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November 07, 2018 - 5:56 am
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Uganda has started vaccinating health workers against Ebola in a border district near the outbreak in Congo, where the highly infectious viral disease has killed 198 people. The inoculations, using an experimental vaccine, began on Wednesday and are part of a wider Ebola...
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October 30, 2018 - 12:13 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council has unanimously adopted a resolution calling for an immediate halt to attacks by armed groups in Congo that are jeopardizing the response to the Ebola outbreak. A resolution adopted Tuesday said the security situation in the areas affected by the...
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In this photo taken Friday, Oct 5, 2018, Congolese Soldiers patrol in an area civilians were killed by The Allied Democratic Forces rebels in Beni, Eastern Congo. Congo’ military said Sunday Oct. 21, 2018, that rebels attacked an Ebola treatment centre in Beni, leaving over a dozen civilians dead and abducted about a dozen children, which could force crucial virus containment efforts to be suspended in the area. (AP Photo/Al-hadji Kudra Maliro)
October 22, 2018 - 5:28 pm
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Health teams responding to Congo's latest Ebola outbreak are attacked three or four times a week on average, a level of violence unseen in the country's nine previous outbreaks of the deadly virus, the health ministry said Monday. The coordinator of the outbreak response, Dr...
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In this photo taken Friday, Oct 5, 2018, family members and onlookers mourn over the bodies of civilian killed by The Allied Democratic Forces rebels in Beni, Eastern Congo. Congo’ military said Sunday Oct. 21, 2018, that rebels attacked an Ebola treatment centre in Beni, leaving over a dozen civilians dead and abducted about a dozen children, which could force crucial virus containment efforts to be suspended in the area. (AP Photo/Al-hadji Kudra Maliro)
October 21, 2018 - 2:48 pm
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Congolese rebels killed 15 civilians and abducted a dozen children in an attack at the center of the latest deadly Ebola outbreak, Congo's military said Sunday, as the violence again forced the suspension of crucial virus containment efforts. "It will be very hard to stop the...
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October 20, 2018 - 6:14 pm
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Congo's health minister called it a "dark day" for everyone fighting the deadly Ebola outbreak after rebels shot and killed two medical agents with the Congolese army who had been assisting health officials. It appeared to be the first time health workers have been killed by...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Sept 9, 2018 file photo, a health worker sprays disinfectant on his colleague after working at an Ebola treatment centre in Beni, Eastern Congo. The World Health Organization is announcing on Wednesday, Oct. 17 whether Congo's latest outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus should be declared a global health emergency. (AP Photo/Al-hadji Kudra Maliro, file)
October 17, 2018 - 1:11 pm
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The World Health Organization is announcing on Wednesday whether Congo's latest outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus should be declared a global health emergency. Some aid groups expressed alarm when the rate of new cases more than doubled this month. With the area compared to a...
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October 15, 2018 - 5:07 pm
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The World Health Organization says it is convening a meeting on Wednesday to determine whether Congo's latest Ebola outbreak constitutes a public health emergency of international concern. Aid organizations have expressed alarm as the rate of new cases has more than doubled this...
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