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New Ebola outbreak in Congo prompts UN agency to scale up response

11 May 2018, 9:30 AM

Four new cases of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) have been confirmed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) by government scientists there, prompting the UN health agency to scale up its response to an outbreak that was first suspected in December.

Seventeen deaths reported in Congo as Ebola outbreak confirmed

8 May 2018, 6:43 PM

Local health officials in Democratic Republic of Congo reported 21 patients showing signs of hemorrhagic fever and 17 deaths in the affected area before an Ebola outbreak was confirmed on Tuesday, the health ministry said. Medical teams dispatched to the zone took five samples from suspected active cases and two tested positive for the Zaire […]

Liberia heads to presidential elections

8 October 2017, 8:11 AM

Liberia, which elects a new president on Tuesday, is an English-speaking nation in West Africa that is still scarred by a gruesome civil war and a devastating Ebola outbreak.

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