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Nearly 2,000 people have died from Ebola in Congo
More than 2,700 people contracted Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 2019, and more than 1,800 died. This is according to data from the World Health Organization, published in Geneva, TASS reported.
Merck says Ebola vaccine to be available at lowest access price for poor nations
Merck and Co. said it expects to make licensed doses of its recently approved Ebola vaccine available in the third quarter of 2020 and price the single-dose injection at the lowest possible access price for poor and middle-income countries.
Rwanda begins vaccinating against Ebola at border with Congo
Rwanda on Sunday started a voluntary Ebola vaccination program at its border with the Democratic Republic of Congo in a bid to prevent the spread of the deadly virus from its neighbor.
Four Ebola responders killed in troubled eastern DR Congo
Four Ebola workers in eastern DR Congo were killed and five injured, adding to the toll of people who have died fighting the nearly 16-month-old epidemic, the UN said Thursday.
Measles killing more in DR Congo than Ebola: WHO
Measles has killed more than 5,000 people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo since January, more than double the toll in the country's Ebola epidemic, the World Health Organization says.
Congo's Ebola outbreak slows but still entrenched in insecure areas: WHO
The Ebola epidemic in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo has been confined to a rural area rife with militias and people on the move, making it harder to stamp out altogether, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday.
Tanzania not sharing information on suspected Ebola cases: WHO
The World Health Organization (WHO) has accused Tanzania of failing to provide information on suspected cases of Ebola in the country, potentially hindering efforts to curb the spread of the deadly virus.
Tanzania not sharing information on Ebola
Tanzania is refusing to provide detailed information on suspected Ebola cases, the World Health Organization (WHO) said, a rare public rebuke as the region struggles to contain an outbreak already declared a global health emergency.
Congo has vaccinated over 200,000 against Ebola: Data
Congolese authorities and health workers vaccinated more than 200,000 people against Ebola in August, the government said on Sunday, using a Merck vaccine they hope will help rein in the world's second worst epidemic.
Ebola drugs show ’90 percent survival rate’ in breakthrough trial
Ebola may soon be a "preventable and treatable" disease after a trial of two drugs showed significantly improved survival rates, scientists have said.
Half of Ebola cases in DR Congo 'unidentified'
Only about 50 percent of cases of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo are being identified, the government's response coordinator said.
WHO assessing if Ebola outbreak global emergency
The head of the World Health Organization said he is reconvening the UN agency’s expert committee to assess whether or not the continuing Ebola outbreak in Congo warrants being declared a global emergency.
Uganda contains Ebola outbreak
Uganda has contained the Ebola outbreak in the western district of Kasese, the country's Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization said in a joint statement.
Ebola crosses a porous border
This week the Ebola virus crossed from the Democratic Republic of Congo into Uganda, but there are reasons to hope it can be contained on that side of the border, reported Olivia Acland.
Second Ebola patient dies in Uganda: health ministry official
A Congolese woman has become the second patient in Uganda to die of the deadly Ebola virus in the latest outbreak of the disease, a health ministry official said on Thursday.

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