When Esperance Nzavaki heard she was cured of Ebola after three weeks of cutting-edge care at a medical center in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, she raised her arms to the sky with joy and praised the Lord.
The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday that at least 1,500 people had been potentially exposed to the deadly Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s North Kivu region, where insecurity prevents aid workers from reaching some areas.
Democratic Republic of Congo will start using an Ebola vaccine as early as next week to counter a new flare-up in the heavily populated eastern part of the Central African country, which emerged just as an earlier outbreak was being pronounced over.
UN human rights investigators have accused security forces and militia fighters in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) of committing atrocities amounting to war crimes and crimes against humanity in the restive central region of Kasai.
Thirteen-year-old Gloria Saambili said her mother was cooking when rebels entered her home in the Congolese village of Mayi-Moya, killed her with an ax and took Gloria's father and two brothers into the forest. The teen escaped.
Last week, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), cases of Ebola were confirmed in Mbandaka, a city with a population of 1.2 million people some 150 kilometers from where the outbreak originated in Bikoro Health Zone, Equateur Province.
The World Health Organization (WHO) says seven more people in the Democratic Republic of Congo have been infected with the Ebola virus, warning that the outbreak of the lethal disease in the central African country has a clear "potential to expand".
A nurse has died from Ebola in Bikoro, the rural northwestern town where the outbreak began, as Congo Monday began a vaccination campaign in three health zones affected by the deadly outbreak, the country's health minister said.
Health workers in Democratic Republic of Congo will begin a vaccination campaign on Monday aimed at containing an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus, a spokeswoman for the health ministry said on Sunday.
Three new cases of the often lethal Ebola virus have been confirmed in a city of more than one million people, Congo's health minister announced, as the spread of the hemorrhagic fever in an urban area raised alarm.