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Medical workers in Congo city finish vaccinating contacts of Ebola patients

6 June 2018, 11:51 AM

Medical workers in Democratic Republic of Congo have given all the immediate contacts of Ebola patients in the city of Mbandaka an experimental vaccine as they try to thwart a disease that has killed around 25 people, the health ministry said.

Superstition stopping Ebola victims from seeking medical care

23 May 2018, 6:34 AM

Health workers fighting Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo have run into an invisible but powerful hurdle, a belief system that deems the disease to be a curse or the result of evil spirits.

WHO says Congo faces “very high” risk from Ebola outbreak

18 May 2018, 10:46 AM

Democratic Republic of Congo faces a “very high” public health risk from Ebola after the disease was confirmed in one patient in a major city, the World Health Organization said on Friday, raising its assessment from”high” previously.

New Ebola vaccine to reach DRC within week

16 May 2018, 7:56 AM

A new experimental vaccine will reach the Democratic Republic of Congo within the week to fight the country’s Ebola outbreak, according to a World Health Organization.



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