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Public mistrust after Congo election raises Ebola epidemic anxiety

15 January 2019, 6:02 AM

Global health teams battling the world’s second largest Ebola epidemic in Democratic Republic of Congo fear an election dispute may deepen public mistrust and allow the epidemic to run out of control.

New cases of HIV rise in Eastern Europe, decline in the West

28 November 2018, 6:02 AM

The United Nations AIDS agency UNAIDS warned in July that complacency was starting to stall the fight against the global epidemic, with the pace of progress not matching what is needed. Some 37 million people worldwide are infected with HIV.

Congo confirms near record number of new Ebola cases

22 November 2018, 7:00 AM

Treatment, vaccination programmes and safe burials of victims have been disrupted by a surge in violence and abiding local mistrust of health directives.

Faltering malaria fight should refocus on high-risk countries, says WHO

20 November 2018, 7:45 AM

After several years of steady declines, annual cases of the mosquito-borne disease are levelling off, the UN health agency’s 2018 malaria report showed.

Congo’s Ebola outbreak to last at least six more months

15 November 2018, 5:44 AM

The Ebola outbreak in north-eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, which has already killed more than 200 people, is expected to last until mid-2019, a senior World Health Organization official said on Tuesday.

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