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New Vulnerability Named “BlueFrag” in Android Lets Attackers Silently Deliver Malware

Researchers and independent IT Security service provider ERNW have discovered a vulnerability named BlueFrag that lets attackers silently deliver malware to and steal data...

WHO Reports Progress in Combating Ebola Epidemic in Congo

By Lisa Schlein The World Health Organization reports progress is being made in combating the Ebola epidemic in the conflict-ridden North Kivu and Ituri provinces in...

Congo: Volatile Security Situation Stymies Efforts to End Ebola

The World Health Organization says that dangers posed by armed groups in two eastern Democratic Republic of Congo provinces are impeding progress in the...

World’s Largest Measles Outbreak Kills More than 4,000 People in Congo this Year

More than 4,000 people have died in Congo this year in the world's largest measles outbreak, the United Nations children's agency said Wednesday. The Central...

Congo: Ebola Deaths in East of Sprawling African Nation Nearing 2,000 and Cases of Virus Exceeds 3,000

Congo's National Ebola Response Committee says confirmed Ebola deaths in the east of the sprawling African nation are nearing 2,000 and confirmed cases of...

Two of Four Experimental Ebola Drugs Tests in Congo Saving Lives

Two of four experimental Ebola drugs being tested in Congo seem to be saving lives, international health authorities announced Monday. The preliminary findings prompted an...

WHO Voicing Concern about Growing Risk of Congo’s Ebola Spreading to Neighboring Countries

As the Ebola epidemic in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo enters its second year, experts from the World Health Organization (WHO) are voicing...

Deep Distrust Severely Undermines Efforts by Public Health Authorities in Congo

Until his last breath, Salomon Nduhi Kambale insisted he had been poisoned by someone and that was the reason he was vomiting blood. The...

WHO: Rise of Ebola Epidemic in DRC’s Goma Could be a ‘Game Changer’

The head of the World Health Organization warns the spread of Ebola to a large city in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo could have dire...

Porous Border Could Hinder Efforts to Control the Outbreak of Ebola

Several well-trodden paths crisscross this lush area where people walk between Congo and Uganda to visit nearby family and friends and go to the...

Ebola Outbreak in Uganda Raise Fears of Spread First Time Beyond Congo

Uganda announced two more cases of Ebola on Wednesday — a grandmother and a three-year-old boy — confirming that a deadly outbreak has spread...

WHO Says, “About Quarter of Ebola Cases in Congo Going Undetected”

The World Health Organization says it may be missing a quarter of all Ebola cases in eastern Congo as violent unrest complicates detection. That estimate...

WHO to Strengthen Strategies to Combat Ebola Epidemic in Congo

A panel of World Health Organization experts says strategies must be strengthened to combat the worsening Ebola epidemic in the eastern Democratic Republic of...

Ebola Epidemic in DRC could Spread to International Borders Due to Insecurity, Underfunding

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies warns the Ebola epidemic in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo could spread to urban...

Ebola Outbreak in Congo “Worsening”, Over 1,000 Dead: IFRC

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) says the outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo is “worsening”...

Congo Lists Record of 27 New Ebola Cases in One Day, Raising the Number to 126

Democratic Republic of Congo registered a one-day record of 27 new confirmed Ebola cases on Sunday, raising last week's number of cases to 126,...

WHO Might Declare Congo’s Ebola Outbreak an International Health Emergency

A top Red Cross official says he's "more concerned than I have ever been" about the possible regional spread of the Ebola virus in...

New Antibody Approach to Tackle Ebola, Research To Make Successful Treatments For The Deadly Viral Infection

  Scientists working on developing vaccines against Ebola have found they can "harvest" antibodies from volunteers vaccinated in research trials and use them to make...

Congo’s Ebola Outbreak Spreading at its Fastest Rate, Says WHO

Democratic Republic of Congo's Ebola outbreak is spreading at its fastest rate yet, eight months after it was first detected, the World Health Organization...

Congo’s Escalating Ebola Epidemic Exceeds 1,000 Cases Making it World’s Second-Worst Outbreak

Congo's Ebola epidemic has now exceeded 1,000 cases, the country's health ministry said Monday, with a death toll of about 629 in the world's...

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