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Congo police detain former minister in Ebola probe

15 September 2019, 7:05 AM

A former Congolese health minister was taken into custody on Saturday over alleged mismanagement of funds for the country’s response to the Ebola epidemic, police said.

Ebola survivors face kidney problems and risk of premature death

5 September 2019, 12:18 PM

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.

UN Secretary General arrives in DRC to monitor Ebola outbreak

2 September 2019, 5:12 PM

The United Nations Secretary General, Antonio Guterres is in the Democratic Republic of Congo to monitor the response of the Ebola outbreak that has now claimed 2000 lives since August last year.

Ebola death toll in east Congo outbreak climbs to more than 2000

30 August 2019, 11:53 AM

The death toll from Democratic Republic of Congo’s year-long Ebola outbreak has climbed to more than 2 000, government data showed on Friday, as responders battle to overcome community mistrust and widespread security problems.

Congo has given over 200 000 people Merck Ebola vaccine: government

25 August 2019, 4:55 PM

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.

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