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Ebola spreads to remote, militia-run Congo territory

20 August 2019, 8:59 PM

Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo have confirmed a new case of Ebola in the remote, militia-controlled territory of Walikale, hundreds of kilometres away from where previous cases near the border with Uganda and Rwanda occurred.

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Uganda confirms first Ebola case during current outbreak: WHO

12 June 2019, 11:02 AM

Uganda has confirmed its first case of Ebola during the current outbreak, a 5-year-old Congolese child who is receiving care after arriving from the Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organisation said on Tuesday.

A Congolese health worker administers Ebola vaccine to a boy

UN creates new Ebola chief role to tackle security, political issues in Congo

23 May 2019, 1:45 PM

The United Nations named an Emergency Ebola Response Coordinator on Thursday, creating a new position to boost efforts to contain a 10-month epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo that has killed more than 1,200 people.

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DRC must unite in Ebola fight amid ‘high’ risk of spread: WHO chief

20 May 2019, 2:30 PM

The World Health Organization chief on Monday urged different political factions in the DRC to unite in the battle against Ebola, warning that the risk of spread “remains very high”.

A girl cries as she receives a measles vaccine.

Hundred children die in DR Congo measles outbreak

15 February 2019, 2:28 PM

More than a hundred children in Democratic Republic of Congo have died of measles since the start of the year, an outbreak that has added to deadly epidemics of cholera and Ebola, the UN said on Wednesday.

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