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DR Congo’s latest Ebola outbreak ‘under control’

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DR Congo’s latest Ebola outbreak ‘under control’ DR Congo’s latest Ebola outbreak ‘under control’ Credit: CC0 Public Domain The latest Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo is now under control, the man leading the fight against the disease said on Saturday. Fifty-three people have lost their lives since …

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DR Congo’s first coronavirus case confirmed in Kinshasa

The DR Congo confirmed its first coronavirus case in the capital Kinshasa, the third most populous city in Africa, the health ministry said on Tuesday. The patient is a Belgian citizen who has been in the country for several days, Health Minister Eteni Longondo said. “He is confined to a …

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Congo’s Ebola outbreak slows but still global emergency

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO), gives a statement to the media about the response to the COVID-19 virus outbreak, at the World Health Organization (WHO) headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020. The disease caused by the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) has been officially …

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Ebola kills boy aged 7 in DR Congo’s South Kivu

Credit: CC0 Public Domain A child has died from Ebola in DR Congo’s South Kivu, health authorities said Monday, the second person to succumb to the virus since the epidemic spread to the eastern province. The announcement last week of the first confirmed cases in South Kivu revived concerns that …

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Too many in Congo’s Ebola outbreak are dying at home

In this Sunday, July 14, 2019 photo, Josue Paluku Kalume, a community mobilizer, speaks to 2-month-old Lahya Kathembo’s relatives after her mother and father both died from Ebola. A community organizer who tried to save Lahya’s parents said the couple believed their illness was the work of people jealous about …

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