People who survive Ebola virus infection face a dramatically higher risk of dying, probably from severe kidney damage, within a year of leaving hospital, according to a study of survivors of an epidemic in Guinea.
The head of Democratic Republic of Congo’s public finances watchdog was detained for questioning for several hours on Saturday, in what he said was retaliation for investigations by his office into spending by senior government officials.
The intelligence agency in DRC has ordered an audit of spending by the interim government that has run the country for seven months since President Felix Tshisekedi’s inauguration, the agency’s head said on Wednesday.
A woman and her child were the first two cases confirmed with Ebola in Congo’s South Kivuregion this week, opening a new front in the fight against the outbreak.
Congolese authorities were racing to contain an Ebola epidemic after a gold miner with a large family contaminated several people in the east’s main city of Goma before dying of the haemorrhagic fever, officials said.