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Ebola vaccinations underway in new DR Congo outbreak

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Ebola vaccinations underway in new DR Congo outbreak Ebola vaccinations underway in new DR Congo outbreak Ebola virus. Credit: NIAID Health workers in northwest Democratic Republic of Congo have begun administering vaccinations after the country’s 11th known outbreak of Ebola erupted last week, the authorities said Monday. Six people have …

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    DR Congo Ebola outbreak still international emergency: WHO

    DR Congo Ebola outbreak still international emergency: WHO 1

    Credit: CC0 Public Domain The World Health Organization said Tuesday it was extending its global emergency designation of the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo after fresh cases were detected. The announcement comes just a day after the vast central African country had been expected to announce …

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      Second Ebola death in DR Congo ahead of hoped-for deadline

      Second Ebola death in DR Congo ahead of hoped-for deadline 2

      A scanning electron micrograph of Ebola virus budding from a cell (African green monkey kidney epithelial cell line). Credit: NIAID A second death from Ebola has been recorded in eastern DR Congo in the final days before a deadline, now scrapped, in which health authorities hoped to declare an end …

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        DR Congo hopes to declare end to Ebola outbreak in April

        DR Congo hopes to declare end to Ebola outbreak in April 4

        Credit: CC0 Public Domain DR Congo health officials said Monday they were “keeping fingers crossed” to declare a deadly 19-month Ebola epidemic over next month, while monitoring former patients for signs of the virus. While the world’s attention has been focused on the coronavirus, the last patient under treatment for …

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          WHO chief ‘very encouraged’ by dip in Congo Ebola cases

          WHO chief 'very encouraged' by dip in Congo Ebola cases 7

          Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO), addresses the media during a press conference at the World Health Organization (WHO) headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, Monday, Feb. 10, 2020 on the situation regarding to the new coronavirus. (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP) The head of the World …

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            7 dead in Congo fever outbreak in Mali

            7 dead in Congo fever outbreak in Mali 8

            Seven people have died in an outbreak of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever, also known as Congo fever, in a village in central Mali, an official said. Yacouba Maiga, the spokesperson for the regional government of the central Mopti region, said that a shepherd “contracted the illness from an ox” in the …

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