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8,000 vaccinated against Ebola in western Rwanda

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About 8,000 Rwandans have so far been vaccinated against Ebola in the western districts of Rubavu and Rusizi bordering the Democratic Republic of Congo...
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WAHO leveraging on technology to curb infectious disease outbreaks.

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The 15 member states of the West African Health Organisation (WAHO), Nigeria among them, are leveraging on technology that will help them prevent...
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UN Humanitarian Boss calls for support to fight Ebola in DRC

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The UN humanitarian chief on Monday called on the international community to support the fight against Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC),...
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WHO Seeks International Assistance as DR Congo’s Ebola Cases Hits 1000

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The World Health Organization (WHO) on Saturday called for urgent global support to deal with the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the...
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Surviving Ebola: “Nurses and doctors were battling to save my life”

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This is the country’s tenth Ebola outbreak – but it is the first time the densely populated province of North Kivu, an active conflict...
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13 People Quarantined in Uganda Over suspected Ebola Infections

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Ugandan authorities on Tuesday quarantined 13 people who picked up a body of suspected Ebola death in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), as...

Africa Eye: Standing Among The Living

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As the latest outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus continues to spread in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, this remarkable film reveals the...
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Rwanda Embarks on Ebola Prevention Training

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Rwanda's ministry of health said Tuesday it has intensified exercises to enhance the medical personnel's and other stakeholders' readiness to prevent and manage Ebola...
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Ebola finds its way to Sweden

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A suspected case of Ebola has been discovered in a hospital in Swedish town of Enkoping, Region Uppsala told in a press release on...
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American doctor under close surveillance for Ebola

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An American citizen will be transported privately to Nebraska Medical Center for monitoring after possible exposure to the Ebola virus while providing medical assistance...
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Tanzania Airport gets Equipped with Modern Ebola Screening Facility

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State-of-the-art Ebola screening facility has been installed at Tanzania's leading airport following an outbreak of the disease in neighboring Democratic Republic of the Congo...
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WMA Demands Extensive Response to New Ebola Outbreak

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The World Medical Association (WMA) has echoed the call from the World Health Organisation for a vigorous response to the latest Ebola outbreak in...
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Australian researcher finds a rapid test for Ebola

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A new rapid-test kit for Ebola could help contain an outbreak of the deadly virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo, according to latest...
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Russia to Help DRC fight Ebola

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Russia plans to provide medical assistance to deal with and eradicate the fresh outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the Democratic Republic...
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Why DR Congo Has Become more Susceptible to Ebola

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World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Doctor Tedros Adhanom said Sunday there has been another reported case of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo...
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MOH Outlines Preventive Measures Towards Ebola

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The Ministry of Health (MOH) and the Ghana Health Service (GHS) on Thursday disclosed that measures have been instituted to help prevent the transmission...
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Nigeria puts in place measures to combat possible Ebola outbreak

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Nigeria has never stopped the screening of inbound passengers at the airports since an Ebola outbreak in 2014 after an American-Liberian, Patrick Sawyer, brought...
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Noguchi Memorial To Research Into Dangerous Diseases

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The Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research, (NMIMR) of the University of Ghana, will soon acquire extra two P3 Laboratories through a Japanese Government...
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Ghana Gov’t Urged To Act Quickly To Recruit Veterinary Doctors

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Professor Raphael Folitse, Dean of the School of Veterinary Medicine, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), has appealed to the government to...
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Students Of IDTM Tour University of Cape Coast

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The Students of Masters and Doctoral studies at the Institute of Development and Technology Management (IDTM) from the University of Cape Coast have paid...
Chinese medical staffs help native African at a hospital in Freetown, capital of Sierra Leone. (Photo by Zhang Jianbo from People’s Daily)

CFDA Endorses Domestically Developed Ebola Vaccine

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China has approved a domestically developed Ebola vaccine, the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) said on October 19. The approval makes China the...

Red Cross welcomes end of EBola in DRC, calls for increased health monitoring

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The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) welcomes the declaration of the end of the two-month Ebola outbreak in the...
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Courageous volunteers saved up to 10, 000 lives during Ebola outbreak

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Courageous volunteers may have prevented more than 10,000 Ebola cases during the 2013-2016 West Africa outbreak, according to estimates in a study published today. The...

DRC: WHO and partners rapidly coordinate response to Ebola

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Experts from the Ministry of Health (MOH), the World Health Organization (WHO), Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), UNICEF, the International Federation of the Red Cross...
Thomas Nellon, left, 17, and his brother Johnson Nellon, 14, of Liberia, smile at their mother in the arrivals area at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York earlier this month. The brothers received a health screening upon arrival. The U.S. says it will step up screening measures for arrivals from Ebola-affected West African countries.

Ghana issues alert on Ebola

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The Ghana Health Service (GHS) on Friday issued an alert on the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), calling on regional directors to enhance their preparedness. The...
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Ebola kills 3 people in remote DRC province

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A race against the clock has begun to contain an outbreak of Ebola in a remote northern area of the Democratic Republic of the...
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DRC Ebola Outbreak with West Africa as Case Study

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With a new outbreak of Ebola cases being announced last week in the Democratic Republic of Congo, I am reminded of early 2014 when...

Alexander De Croo expresses worry on Ebola outbreak in DRC

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Minister De Croo hopes that the local health structures, in cooperation with the World Health Organisation, will quickly manage to get the situation under...

DRC Minister announces an outbreak of Ebola virus disease

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The Minister of Public Health of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Dr Oly Ilunga Kalenga, has informed the World Health Organization (WHO)...

Ebola virus not yet in extinction

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On 9 May, WHO was informed of a cluster of undiagnosed illness and deaths including haemorrhagic symptoms in Likati Health Zone, Bas Uele Province...