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New York: The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has seen an increase in the number of reported cases of the deadly haemorrhagic virus Ebola linked to ongoing violence by armed groups targeting remote communities, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday. more
Ebola in DR Congo: New transmission chain risks reversing major gains

New York: Amid multiple deadly attacks on civilians by armed groups in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), an Ebola death “unlinked to any chain of transmission&rdqu ...

Ebola emergency chief decries new attacks on frontline staff, after DR Congo worker death

New York: Security measures for staff helping to fight health emergencies need to be stepped up urgently, a UN health agency top official said on Monday, after a frontline Ebola epidemic ...

Ebola on the run in DR Congo, ‘now we have to kill the virus’: UN health agency

New York: Efforts to eradicate the deadly Ebola epidemic in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are proving successful but “now we have to kill the virus”, the UN h ...

UN highlights milestone of 1,000 Ebola survivors in DR Congo amid complex environment of conflict and mistrust

New York: One thousand people have survived the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC): a testament to the strong leadership of the Congolese health authorities comb ...

Signs DR Congo Ebola outbreak finally ‘on the retreat’ but risk of international spread, ‘still high’

New York: The second worst Ebola outbreak in history is “on the retreat” said the UN’s health agency chief on Wednesday, warning however that there is no room for compla ...

Security Council gravely concerned by Ebola outbreak in DR Congo, demands immediate end to violence hampering response

New York, Aug 3 (JEN): The UN Security Council on Friday expressed grave concern about the current Ebola virus outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), and stressed the urg ...

UNICEF must triple budget to combat Ebola outbreak in DR Congo; complex crisis impacting unprecedented number of children

New York, July 31 (JEN): With an unprecedented number of children affected by the Ebola virus outbreak in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the United Nations Children&rsquo ...

‘Deadly environment’ plus ‘political and social’ obstacles hinder Ebola fight in DR Congo, Security Council hears

New York, July 25 (JEN): The problems of eradicating Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo are not only medical, but also linked “to a variety of political and social factor ...

Don’t panic, support DR Congo in fight against deadly Ebola virus, UN health agency urges

New York, July 20 (JEN): Ebola virus is just one challenge among many facing communities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday, ...