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Researchers in Uganda Launch Ebola Vaccine Trial for Two Years

Eight hundred health workers involved in the fight against the Ebola virus are receiving doses of a two-part vaccine. Researchers who launched a trial this...

Former Ebola Virus US Patients Mark 5 Years Since Recovery While Congo Still Fighting with Current Outbreak

As a new Ebola outbreak rages in Congo, two of the first Ebola virus patients to be successfully treated in the United States during...

WHO: Vaccine Slows the Spread of Ebola Virus in Eastern Congo

The World Health Organization reports an experimental vaccine is saving lives and slowing the spread of the Ebola virus in eastern Democratic Republic of...

Congo Ebola Outbreak: Too Many People Losing their Lives at Home

Two-month-old Lahya Kathembo became an orphan in a day. Her mother succumbed to Ebola on a Saturday morning. By sunset her father was dead,...

Experts: Deployment of Second Ebola Vaccine Not to be Hasty Remedy

The resignation of Congo’s health minister in the midst of the country’s worst Ebola outbreak could clear the way for a second experimental vaccine...

Children Under Five at Higher Risk of Ebola Outbreak; Represent One-third of Current Total Cases

The current Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo is affecting more children than normal.  The United Nations Children's Fund says kids represent nearly one-third...

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...

WHO Says Ebola Outbreak Not a Public Health Emergency Despite its Spread from Congo to Uganda

The World Health Organization decided on Friday not to declare an international public health emergency over the Ebola outbreak, despite its recent spread from...

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...

Measles Epidemic on Rise in Congo After Ebola Outbreak

Congo's government has declared an epidemic of measles, which the latest health ministry figures show has now killed at least 1,500 people, over a...

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...

UN Draws Measures to Strengthen Response to Combat Ebola Epidemic in DRC

The United Nations has drawn up new measures to strengthen its response to the Ebola epidemic in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo and put...

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 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”...

WHO Experts: Ebola Outbreak in Congo does not Constitute International Health Emergency

Experts meeting in emergency session at the World Health Organization agree the Ebola outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo does not constitute a...

Armed Assailants Attack Newly Reopened Ebola Treatment Center in Congo

Armed assailants on Saturday attacked an Ebola treatment center in the Democratic Republic of the Congo less than a week after it reopened following...

Patients who Survive Ebola often Continue to Face Numerous Health Problems: Study

Approximately 11,000 people died in the Ebola outbreak that hit West Africa from 2014 to 2016 Many battled vision problems and headaches that...

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