• Ebola experts from CDC were pulled from outbreak zone amid security concern - STAT

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    Ebola experts from CDC were pulled from outbreak zone amid security concern
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    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was forced to withdraw its Ebola experts from an outbreak zone 1 in the Democratic Republic of the Congo several weeks ago amid heightened security concerns, a decision that is fueling worry over the ...
  • Children in Ebola-Affected DRC Return to School - Voice of America

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    Children in Ebola-Affected DRC Return to School
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    The U.N. children's fund reports the vast majority of children living in Ebola-affected areas of eastern Democratic Republic of Congo have returned to school where they are taught ways to avoid infection. School began one month ago in Democratic ...
    'Toxic mix of factors' driving DR Congo Ebola outbreakDeutsche Welle
    Security challenges increasingly undermine response to Ebola in DR Congo –WHOThe Punchall 6
  • Children in Ebola-Affected DRC Return to School - VOA News - Voice of America

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    Children in Ebola-Affected DRC Return to School - VOA News
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    The U.N. children's fund reports the vast majority of children living in Ebola-affected areas of eastern Democratic Republic of Congo have returned to school ...
    Congo Reports 5 New Ebola Deaths; UN Worker is Infected | AfroAfro American
    Corpse of Ebola victim stolen by relatives during funeral procession ...RTall 7 news articles »
  • DRC identifies 'second wave' of Ebola in east | News24 - News24

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    DRC identifies 'second wave' of Ebola in east | News24
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    A second wave of the Ebola virus has been confirmed in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, where an initial outbreak has already killed 125 people, ...
    Congo identifies 'second wave' of Ebola in eastThe Japan Times
    Community fears grow as DR Congo Ebola death toll climbsAljazeera.comall 35 news articles »
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  • Battles Over Safe Ebola Burials Complicate Work in DRC - Voice of America

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    Battles Over Safe Ebola Burials Complicate Work in DRC
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    A runaway hearse carrying an Ebola victim has become the latest example of sometimes violent community resistance complicating efforts to contain a Congo outbreak — and causing a worrying new rise in cases. The deadly virus' appearance for the first ...and more »
  • Battles over safe Ebola burials complicate work in Congo - Santa Rosa Press Democrat

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    Battles over safe Ebola burials complicate work in Congo
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    BENI, Congo — A runaway hearse carrying an Ebola victim has become the latest example of sometimes violent community resistance complicating efforts to contain a Congo outbreak — and causing a worrying new rise in cases. The deadly virus' ...
    Battles Over Safe Ebola Burials Complicate Work in DRC - VOA NewsVoice of Americaall 31 news articles »
  • Ebola outbreak: Diseased corpses of victims being STOLEN by ... - Daily Star

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    Ebola outbreak: Diseased corpses of victims being STOLEN by ...
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    THE dead bodies of Ebola victims are being stolen by their mourning families, it has been reported.and more »
  • Runaway hearse, other burial issues complicate Ebola fight - CTV News

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    Runaway hearse, other burial issues complicate Ebola fight
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    BENI, Congo -- A runaway hearse carrying an Ebola victim has become the latest example of sometimes violent community resistance complicating efforts to contain a Congo outbreak -- and causing a worrying new rise in cases. The deadly virus' appearance ...
    UN employee in Democratic Republic of the Congo tests positive for EbolaThe Guardian
    UN employee in eastern Congo tests positive for EbolaReuters
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  • The Hijacked Hearse: Dispatches From The Ebola Outbreak In DRC ... - NPR

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    Almost every day, the Democratic Republic of the Congo issues regular reports on the Ebola situation, There are facts, figures — and today, a harrowing tale.
    Congo's Ebola outbreak will continue for 3-4 months, WHO estimatesBecker's Hospital Review
    Ebola outbreak could spiral out of control as health workers deal ...CBC.ca
    Insecurity Undermining Ebola Control Efforts in DRCVoice of America
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  • In state-of-the-art labs, Bates alumni work toward Ebola treatments - Bates News

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    In state-of-the-art labs, Bates alumni work toward Ebola treatments
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    Until recently, if he wanted to study active Ebola virus, research scientist Adam Hume '03 had to travel thousands of miles to a lab with a Biosafety Level 4 designation. Ebola is infamously contagious and deadly, and there's no cure. Only a dozen or ...
  • Promising new therapeutic approach against Ebola virus identified - EurekAlert (press release)

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    Promising new therapeutic approach against Ebola virus identified
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    New Rochelle, NY, October 11, 2018--In a new study researchers have developed a two-pronged approach for targeting Ebola virus infection using linked nucleic acid (LNA) antisense oligonucleotides (ASOs)designed to interfere both genes essential for ...
    Promising New Therapeutic Approach Against Ebola Virus is IdentifiedInfection Control Todayall 2 news articles &raqu
  • DNA vaccine against Ebola virus shows potent and long-term efficacy in preclinical studies - Science Daily

    DNA vaccine against Ebola virus shows potent and long-term efficacy in preclinical studies
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    Date: October 10, 2018; Source: The Wistar Institute; Summary: A novel synthetic DNA vaccine developed based on technology pioneered and offers complete protection from Zaire Ebolavirus (EBOV) infection in promising preclinical research. Share:.and more »
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  • “Ebola is about human beings and trust” - Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) International

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    “Ebola is about human beings and trust”
    Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) International
    Seraphine is a MSF nurse who's preparing herself together with her colleagues to go into the high risk zone of the Ebola Treatment centre (ETC). She's from the region (North-Kivu) and has been working several years for MSF. She's currently detached by ...
  • Ebola in Eastern Congo: the first outbreak of the virus in an active ... - Vox

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    Ebola in Eastern Congo: the first outbreak of the virus in an active ...
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    Scott Dowell, an infectious disease doctor, has helped respond to more than a dozen Ebola outbreaks in the last two decades. But the one that's currently ...
    DRC: MSF uses new medical approaches to contain Ebola outbreakDoctors Without Borders
    Rate of new Ebola cases has doubled since SeptemberNBCNews.com
    WHO sees Congo's Ebola outbreak lasting 3-4 months at leastReuters
    Becker's Hospital Review -Express.
  • DRCongo's Ebola outbreak may last up to four months –WHO - The Punch

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    DRCongo's Ebola outbreak may last up to four months –WHO
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    Democratic Republic of Congo's Ebola outbreak is expected to last another three to four months and could spread at any time to Uganda or Rwanda, which are well prepared but have not approved the use of an experimental vaccine, the World Health ...
  • Vaccine offers complete protection against Ebola virus - Drug Target Review

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    Vaccine offers complete protection against Ebola virus
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    Researchers at The Wistar Institute have developed a DNA based vaccine that has offered compete protection against the Ebola virus in preclinical trials… vaccine. A novel synthetic DNA vaccine developed based on technology pioneered by scientists at ...and more »
  • WHO sees Congo's Ebola outbreak lasting 3-4 months at least - Reuters Africa

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    WHO sees Congo's Ebola outbreak lasting 3-4 months at least
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    GENEVA (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo's Ebola outbreak is expected to last another 3-4 months and could spread at any time to Uganda or Rwanda, which are well prepared but have not approved use of a vaccine, the World Health Organization ...
  • Frank Gibson: Ecosystem damage linked to deadly Ebola virus - New Zealand Herald

    Frank Gibson: Ecosystem damage linked to deadly Ebola virus
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    At last month's Whanganui Science Forum talk Massey University's Professor David Hayman spoke about the Ebola virus. FRANK GIBSON got the lowdown. Before I began to write this account of David Hayman's talk about Ebola, I wanted to see what the ...
  • DRC Government Cracks Down on Patients Refusing Ebola Care - The Scientist

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    DRC Government Cracks Down on Patients Refusing Ebola Care
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    As cases ramp up in Democratic Republic of Congo, the government has banned housing Ebola victims and promises police escorts for health workers at burials. Oct 10, 2018. Ashley P. Taylor. ABOVE: A warning sign in a town in Congo noting that there is ...and more »
  • DNA vaccine against Ebola virus shows potent & long-term efficacy in preclinical studies - EurekAlert (press release)

    DNA vaccine against Ebola virus shows potent & long-term efficacy in preclinical studies
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    PHILADELPHIA -- (October 10, 2018) -- A novel synthetic DNA vaccine developed based on technology pioneered by scientists at The Wistar Institute Vaccine & Immunotherapy Center offers complete protection from Zaire Ebolavirus (EBOV) infection in ...and more »
  • Ebola continues to ravage northeastern Congo - CNN

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    Ebola continues to ravage northeastern Congo
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    (CNN) Ebola virus disease has sickened 188 people and killed 118 in the Democratic Republic of Congo's northeastern region, the World Health Organization reported Monday. Of the total cases, 153 have been confirmed, and 35 are probable. Fifty-one ...
    Congo's Ebola outbreak up to 177 cases: 5 things to knowBecker's Hospital Review
    Crisis update - October 2018Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) International
    New Ebola cases unders
  • Ebola 2018: Outbreak continues to ravage northeastern Congo - CNN - CNN

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    Ebola 2018: Outbreak continues to ravage northeastern Congo - CNN
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    Ebola virus disease has sickened 188 people and killed 118 in the Democratic Republic of Congo's northeastern region, according to WHO.
    Congo's Ebola outbreak up to 177 cases: 5 things to knowBecker's Hospital Review
    Crisis update - October 2018Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) International
    Ebola continues to ravage northeastern CongoWPLG Local 10
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  • DRC records 12 new Ebola cases over the weekend - CIDRAP

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    DRC records 12 new Ebola cases over the weekend
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    The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), in updates released Oct 5 through yesterday, detailed 12 new cases of Ebola in North Kivu province. All but 2 of the cases were reported in Beni, the epicenter of the current outbreak. There are now a total ...
  • 5 more Ebola cases confirmed in eastern Congo - Becker's Hospital Review

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    5 more Ebola cases confirmed in eastern Congo
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    The Democratic Republic of the Congo's health ministry reported an additional five confirmed Ebola cases in the eastern part of the country Oct. 6, according to Reuters. The country has reported about one to two confirmed cases per day over the past ...
    5 new Ebola cases confirmed in eastern CongoCBC.ca
    Ebola Threat Heightens Surveillance in Congo's Eastern NeighborsBloombergall 11 news articles »
  • Congo's conflict makes fighting Ebola, sexual violence risky - Washington Post

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    Congo's conflict makes fighting Ebola, sexual violence risky
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    JOHANNESBURG — The awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to a Congolese surgeon brings rare global attention to a region surging for decades with rebel conflict that now threatens efforts to contain a deadly Ebola outbreak. As Dr. Denis Mukwege ...
    Panzi Hospital — Panzi FoundationPanzi Foundation
    Nobel peace prize winner calls on Congolese government to quitThe Guardian
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  • Ebola virus epidemic in war-torn eastern DR Congo - The Lancet

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    Ebola virus epidemic in war-torn eastern DR Congo
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    Ebola virus disease is a highly contagious and frequently lethal infection. The largest epidemic to date occurred in west Africa in 2014–16 and killed more than 11 000 people. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 2014 Ebola outbreak in west Africa.
    Five new Ebola cases confirmed in eastern CongoThe Star, Kenyaall 52 news articles »
  • How Worried Should We Be About Ebola In Congo? - NPR

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    How Worried Should We Be About Ebola In Congo?
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    More than two months since an Ebola outbreak was declared in an eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo, health officials are still struggling to end it. So far at least 130 people have been infected. Last week the World Health Organization ...
    Congo Ebola outbreak at 'critical point' after attack on Red Cross staffThe Guardian
    Ebola Response in DRC Threatened by Insecurity, ResistanceMedPage Today
    DRC Ebola cases rise as security
  • UN calls for end to Congo fighting to combat Ebola outbreak - Washington Post

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    UN calls for end to Congo fighting to combat Ebola outbreak
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    UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. Security Council called Wednesday for an immediate end to hostilities by all armed groups in northeastern Congo to combat a deadly Ebola outbreak. Council members stressed the urgency of getting medical teams to the ...
    WHO Reports High Risk That Ebola May Spread From CongoInfectious Disease Advisor
    Red Cross suspends burial of Ebola victims in DRC after staff attacke
  • Ebola Likely to Spread From Congo to Uganda, WHO Says - New York Times

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    Ebola Likely to Spread From Congo to Uganda, WHO Says
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    The risk of Ebola escaping from the Democratic Republic of Congo is now “very high,” and the outbreak already is nearing Uganda, the World Health Organization said on Thursday. The W.H.O. raised its official alert level because of violence by local ...
    Risk of Ebola's spread from Congo now 'very high,' WHO saysWashington Post
    More DRC Ebola cases as risk raised to 'very high'CIDRAP
    UNICEF teams up wi
  • The risk of Ebola spreading beyond the Democratic Republic of Congo is “very high” - Vox

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    The risk of Ebola spreading beyond the Democratic Republic of Congo is “very high”
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    The fight against an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where 188 confirmed and probable cases and 83 deaths have been reported, is facing a “perfect storm” that could lead the outbreak to spin out of control, the World Health ...
    DRC resumes battle against Ebola after militia attackThe Guardian
    Ebola response faces 'grave obstacles' as count hits 150CIDRAP
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  • WHO concerned as Congo faces 'perfect storm' for Ebola to spread - CNN

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    WHO concerned as Congo faces 'perfect storm' for Ebola to spread
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    (CNN) Ebola virus disease has sickened 150 people and caused the deaths of at least 69 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo's northeastern region, the nation's Ministry of Health reported Monday. Of these 150 cases, 119 have been confirmed and ...
    Violence in Congo imperils efforts to combat Ebola outbreakWashington Post
    DR Congo Ebola outbreak: Beni attack halts outreach workBBC News
    'Perfect storm' of conflict
  • Ebola containment efforts in Congo prove effective, health officials say - Becker's Hospital Review

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    Ebola containment efforts in Congo prove effective, health officials say
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    Health officials overseeing the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo said efforts to halt the disease from spreading are proving successful, according to STAT's Morning Rounds e-newsletter released Sept. 20. More than 10,000 doses of ...
    Uganda to deploy Ebola vaccine if virus spreads from Congo | ReutersReuters
    EBOLA CRISIS: Victims 'HIDE SYMPTOMS' due to shock consp
  • Treating Ebola: Medical professionals train at infectious disease workshop in Omaha - KETV Omaha

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    Treating Ebola: Medical professionals train at infectious disease workshop in Omaha
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    Medical professionals from across the country were in Omaha Wednesday and Thursday to learn and practice how to treat patients with Ebola and other infectious diseases. Dozens worked with mannequins to practice likely scenarios at the National Ebola ...
  • Russian health care ministry creates new powder vaccine against ... - The Punch

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    Russian health care ministry creates new powder vaccine against ...
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    The Russian health care ministry, has got a new dry powder vaccine against the deadly Ebola virus disease, Health Minister, Veronika Skvortsova said on ...
    Ebola: Russian ministry gets new powder vaccinePremium Times
    TASS: Society & Culture - Russia creates powdered Ebola vaccine ...TASS
    Russia Successfully Develops New Powdered Ebola VaccineConcise Newsall 10 news articles »
  • Congo-Kinshasa: Ebola Control in Butembo - Africa CDC Supports the Local Coordination Prevention Commission - AllAfrica.com

    Congo-Kinshasa: Ebola Control in Butembo - Africa CDC Supports the Local Coordination Prevention Commission
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    Butembo — In order to support the Congolese Government's efforts in the response to this tenth Ebola epidemic, the African Union, through the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), is contributing to this effort by providing ...
  • Conflict in Congo hampers Ebola response personnel - Press Herald

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    Conflict in Congo hampers Ebola response personnel
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    GENEVA — The latest Ebola outbreak in Congo presents complex challenges as the virus spreads for the first time in an area where long-running conflict is hampering aid efforts, the regional Africa chief for the International Federation of the Red ...and more »
  • Rumors, conflict challenge Ebola response in eastern Congo - ABC ... - ABC News

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    Rumors, conflict challenge Ebola response in eastern Congo - ABC ...
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    The latest Ebola outbreak in Congo presents complex challenges as the virus spreads for the first time in an area where long-running conflict is hampering aid ...
    Rumors, conflict challenge Ebola response in eastern CongoMinneapolis Star Tribuneall 213 news articles »
  • Scientists develop 'cooling' protective suits for Ebola workers - africanews

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    Scientists develop 'cooling' protective suits for Ebola workers
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    Protective suits are essential kit for some workers like firefighters and healthcare workers, but staying cool enough to work for long periods is a challenge. A team at California's Stanford University working on the regulation of body temperature have ...
  • Lessons from the latest Ebola outbreak in the DRC - Healio

    Lessons from the latest Ebola outbreak in the DRC
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    In this guest commentary, Philip A. Lederer, MD, assistant professor of medicine at Boston University School of Medicine and an infectious disease physician at Boston Medical Center, discusses lessons that the global health community must learn from ...
  • Children are among the first victims of a new Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of the Congo - UNICEF (press release)

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    Children are among the first victims of a new Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of the Congo
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    On 1 August, the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo announced a new Ebola virus outbreak in the North Kivu region of the country. As of 16 September, there have been over 140 reported cases. Children represent an unusually high ...
    Uganda on high alert as Ebola devastates DRC border areasThe Observer
    Fear of Ebola keeps the faithful
  • As cases rise in major trade hub, Ebola is not yet under control in the DRC - International Rescue Committee

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    As cases rise in major trade hub, Ebola is not yet under control in the DRC
    International Rescue Committee
    There are now five confirmed cases of Ebola in Butembo, a city of a million people with strong trade links to Goma and Uganda, as well as a number of suspected cases; Insecurity continues to hinder efforts as armed groups prevent access to people in ...
  • New Ebola cases, 3 more deaths recorded in DRC - CIDRAP

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    New Ebola cases, 3 more deaths recorded in DRC
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    The Democratic Republic of the Congo's (DRC's) 10th Ebola outbreak continued over the weekend, as officials reported three new deaths. The outbreak, on the eastern border of the DRC, increased by 2 infections and now stands at 142 cases (111 confirmed ...
    Fear of Ebola keeps the faithful at home in Congo - Religion News ...Religion News Serviceall 3 news articles »
  • Newsday - BBC News

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    More than 130 cases have been reported during the latest Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The virus is so contagious that patients can have no physical contact with the people treating them or their families. But quarantine ...
  • Community Resistance to Ebola Growing in Congo - Voice of America

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    Community Resistance to Ebola Growing in Congo
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    The U.N. Children's Fund (UNICEF) says it is increasing Ebola prevention efforts in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. The agency says community resistance to efforts to contain Ebola is growing and must be fought to stop the spread of the fatal ...
    UNICEF to scale up Ebola response following new cases in major commercial center of Butembo in the Democratic ...UNICEF (press release)
    UNICEF and Congo officials bo
  • DRC Tries to Contain Ebola With New Medical Tools Amid Conflict - Voice of America

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    DRC Tries to Contain Ebola With New Medical Tools Amid Conflict
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    The Ebola virus has struck again in the Democratic Republic of Congo — it's the DRC's 10th outbreak since Ebola was first identified in 1976. VOA's Carol Pearson reports scientists have made significant medical gains in the past few years, but the ...
  • Tackling Ebola in DRC: "We knew we had to act fast" - Doctors Without Borders

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    Tackling Ebola in DRC: "We knew we had to act fast"
    Doctors Without Borders
    Nurse Patient Muhindo Kamavu was one of four experienced Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) health workers who were the first on the ground, alongside the Congolese Ministry of Health, to respond to the Ebola outbreak declared ...
    Officials pin hope on experimental drugs in latest Ebola outbreakTelegraph.co.uk
    Ebola infects 5 more in DRC, lifting total to 13
  • Rare antibodies show scientists how to neutralize the many types of Ebola - Science Daily

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    Rare antibodies show scientists how to neutralize the many types of Ebola
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    Date: September 12, 2018; Source: Scripps Research Institute; Summary: Two new studies are bringing Ebola virus's weaknesses into the spotlight, showing for the first time exactly how human and mouse antibodies can bind to the virus and stop infection ...and more »
  • Ebola patient rejects treatment, flees to city of 1M in Congo - Becker's Hospital Review

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    Ebola patient rejects treatment, flees to city of 1M in Congo
    Becker's Hospital Review
    The ongoing Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is up to 132 confirmed and probable cases, making it the eighth-largest epidemic ever recorded for the virus, according to STAT's Morning Rounds e-newsletter released Sept. 11.
    Positive reports on Ebola vaccine, but scepticism still a problemHealth24
    We Need to Stop Ebola – for the Right ReasonsPLoS Blogs (blog)all 10 news artic
  • New cases of Ebola show outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo is not yet under control - Oxfam America (press release) (blog)

    Oxfam America (press release) (blog)
    New cases of Ebola show outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo is not yet under control
    Oxfam America (press release) (blog)
    Oxfam staff work to communicate the symptoms of Ebola, precautions, and essential steps to take if someone exhibits the symptoms to communities throughout the town of Mangina, in the DRC. Photo: John Wessels/Oxfam. Tweet. Share. +1. Recent cases of ...and more »
  • New Ebola outbreak hits women and girls hardest in the Democratic Republic of the Congo - UNFPA News

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    New Ebola outbreak hits women and girls hardest in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
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    MANGINA, Democratic Republic of the Congo – On 1 August, just one week after the World Health Organization declared an end to the ninth Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the tenth struck. “We had two sick people in the centre – a ...
    Treatment centres assist in Congo's Ebola outbreak but faces old hurdlesCBC.ca
    Ebola: Outbreak in DR Congo cla