Infectious diseases Headlines

  • WHO convenes emergency meeting on Congo's Ebola outbreak

    The World Health Organization says it is convening a meeting on Wednesday to determine whether Congo's latest Ebola outbreak constitutes a public health emergency of international concern. Aid organizations have expressed alarm as the rate of new cases has more than doubled this month and...

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  • Battles over safe Ebola burials complicate work in Congo

    Battles over safe Ebola burials complicate work in Congo; the case of the runaway hearse

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  • Battles over safe Ebola burials complicate work in Congo

    A runaway hearse carrying an Ebola victim has become the latest example of sometimes violent community resistance that complicates efforts to contain a Congo outbreak, causing a worrying new rise in cases. The deadly virus' appearance for the first time in the far northeast has sparked...

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  • Congo reports 5 new Ebola deaths; UN worker is infected

    Congo is reporting five new confirmed Ebola deaths in its latest outbreak, while a worker with the United Nations peacekeeping mission is among several new cases under treatment. Congo's health ministry says the number of confirmed Ebola cases is now 170, including 95 deaths, as health...

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  • Congo reports 5 new Ebola deaths; UN worker is infected

    Congo reports 5 new Ebola deaths; UN peacekeeping mission staffer is infected

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  • Rate of new Ebola cases has doubled since September

    Health officials say the rate of new Ebola cases has more than doubled since September after rebel violence in northeastern Congo caused response efforts to be briefly suspended. In a statement on Thursday, the International Rescue Committee says it is "alarmed" that there were 33 new cases...

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