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Zimbabwe declares cholera emergency in capital after death toll rises to 20

11 September 2018, 6:28 PM

Zimbabwe declared a cholera outbreak in the capital Harare after 20 people died from the disease and more than 2,000 were infected by drinking contaminated water, new Health Minister Obadiah Moyo said on Tuesday.

Congolese officials and the World Health Organisation officials wear protective suits

Militia threat hampers Ebola fight in Congo as disease kills 47

18 August 2018, 7:32 AM

Militia violence in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has prevented aid workers from reaching some potential cases in an outbreak of Ebola that has so far killed 47 people, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday.

Almost all in Congo city at immediate risk of Ebola now vaccinated -WHO

29 May 2018, 6:12 PM

The World Health Organization said on Tuesday almost all the people it considers at immediate risk from an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo city of Mbandaka have now been vaccinated against the disease.

In Congo city where Ebola resides, fear but not panic

20 May 2018, 12:25 PM

In the city of Mbandaka in northwest Congo, Mbombo Roge does not shake hands with friends anymore: Ebola changed all that.

Congo warns of “new phase” in Ebola outbreak after first urban case

17 May 2018, 6:18 AM

Congo’s Ebola outbreak has entered “a new phase” after a case of the deadly virus was detected for the first time in the northwest city of Mbandaka, with a population of about 1 million people, the health ministe rsaid late on Wednesday.

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