APRNEWS - The ongoing Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo does not yet warrant being declared a global emergency but is of “deep concern”, the World Health Organization said Friday.
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APRNEWS - The Democratic Republic of Congo’s Ministry of Health has denied reports carried by the British news outlet, The Guardian, claiming that Congolese women were being sexually exploited in order to be given Ebola treatment.
APRNEWS - More than 500 people have died from the latest outbreak of Ebola in DR Congo, but a vaccination programme has prevented thousands more deaths, the country’s health minister told AFP.
APRNEWS - The number of people killed in an Ebola outbreak in eastern DR Congo has risen to 443, health authorities have announced, as new President Felix Tshisekedi began his first full day in office on Friday.
APRNEWS - The competing claims followed a disorderly election day on Sunday in which many Congolese were unable to vote due to an Ebola outbreak, conflict and logistical problems.
The vote is meant to choose a successor to outgoing President Joseph Kabila after 18 years in power and could lead to the vast central African country’s first ever democratic transition.
APRNEWS - The Democratic Republic of Congo goes to the polls this week in elections which could see the country emerge from 17 years of conflict-ridden rule under controversial President Joseph Kabila.
Twenty-one candidates are running to replace Kabila, whose hand-picked successor Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary is one of the front-runners.
APRNEEWS - South Sudan will vaccinate key health workers against Ebola close to the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo, which faces a new epidemic, the World Health Organization said Monday.
APRNEWS - The Ebola outbreak in eastern Congo is now the second biggest in history, with 426 confirmed and probable cases, the health ministry said late on Thursday.
APRNEWS- The Ministry of Health in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Monday announced a randomized control trial of drugs in the treatment of ebola patients.
It is the first-ever drug trial for an ebola treatment, it said in a statement. According to the World Health Organization, this is to evaluate ‘’ the effectiveness and safety of drugs used’‘.
APRNEWS - Thirteen new cases of Ebola were confirmed on Wednesday in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo – one of the highest daily counts since the start of the outbreak in July, the health ministry said.
“It’s pretty exceptional,” health ministry spokeswoman Jessica Ilunga said, commenting on the data published in its daily bulletin on the epidemic.