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DRC Ebola death toll exceeds 1 600 mark

5 July 2019, 5:32 PM

Deaths from an 11-month-old epidemic of Ebola in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo have crossed the 1 600 mark and a new fatality has been reported near the border with Uganda, the health ministry said on Friday.

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Ebola outbreak in Congo a cause for concern

24 June 2019, 1:55 PM

More than 1,500 people have died in a nearly 10-month-old outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the health ministry said Monday.

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Congo declares measles epidemic after it kills more than Ebola

19 June 2019, 4:30 PM

Democratic Republic of Congo’s government has declared an epidemic of measles, which the latest health ministry figures show has now killed at least 1,500 people, more than a hundred more than have died of Ebola.

Ebola’s spread highlights importance of societal issues in scientific advancements

17 June 2019, 4:06 PM

The persistence of Congo’s Ebola outbreak and its deadly spread to Uganda in recent days show how societal issues are as crucial as scientific advances in controlling disease outbreaks, specialists in global public health say.

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WHO to convene over whether current Ebola outbreak constitutes global crisis

14 June 2019, 6:06 AM

A top committee of the WHO will convene on Friday in Geneva, Switzerland, to consider whether the current Ebola outbreak in central Africa constitutes a global health crisis.

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