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Ebola: 2,167 people vaccinated in Guinea, DRC

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says no fewer than 2, 167 people have been vaccinated in Guinea and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) against Ebola.

3 new Ebola virus cases confirmed in DRC

Three more new cases of the Ebola virus disease have been confirmed in the Butembo health zone in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), an official said.

Ebola infects 14 people, kills 9 in Guinea, DRC

Two African countries of Guinea and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have reported 14 Ebola virus cases and nine deaths so far, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said Monday.

Guinea’s Ebola vaccination postponed

Ebola vaccination in Guinea is being delayed as the plane carrying a batch of vaccine doses was unable to land, the Guinea branch of the World Health Organisation (WHO) said late Sunday.

NCDC places Nigeria at ‘moderate risk’ of Ebola

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has placed Nigeria at ‘moderate risk’ of Ebola outbreak as Guinea battles the contagion.

DR Congo: Ebola cases on the rise, 2 dead

The number of confirmed cases of the Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo) has reached six, with two...

WHO steps up efforts to curb Ebola outbreaks in Guinea, DRC

With efforts gathering pace to promptly tackle the new Ebola outbreaks in Guinea and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the World Health Organization (WHO) is deploying teams of experts to support the national authorities ramp up the response and avert widespread infections.

UN allocates $15m to fight Ebola in Guinea, DRC

The United Nations has allocated $15 million (N5.8 billion) to fight the fresh Ebola outbreaks in Guinea and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

WHO begins counter-Ebola vaccination campaign

The immunisation campaign against Ebola commenced on Monday in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where the first case was reported a week ago

Ebola outbreak in Guinea, WHO asked to rush in vaccines

Guinea declared a new Ebola outbreak on Sunday, with the authorities asking the World Health Organisation (WH0) to rush in vaccines.

Ebola epidemic strikes again in Congo

Democratic Republic of Congo declared a new Ebola epidemic on Monday in the western city of Mbandaka. The town is more than 1,000 km away from another outbreak of the same deadly virus in the east.

WHO confirms three fresh Ebola cases in DRC

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has recorded three new cases of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Congo records second Ebola death

The Democratic Republic of Congo has recorded a second Ebola death after seven weeks of no case.

Ebola virus returns

The World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Office for Africa in Brazzaville, has confirmed a case of Ebola virus in Congo DR.

AfDB approves $1m grant for Uganda to stem Ebola transmission

The African Development Bank has released a $1 million grant to Uganda to help the East African country tackle an outbreak of the Ebola virus.

4 Ebola responders killed in DRC attack

Two attacks in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have killed 4 workers responding to the Ebola outbreak and injured 5 others.

Ebola outbreak: South Africa dismisses report

The South African National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) on Thursday said they have not confirmed any Ebola cases in the country or neighbouring countries.

Premium Times Publisher wants special honour for Adadevoh

Mr Dapo Olorunyomi, Publisher of Premium Times online newspaper, has called for special honour to the late Dr Stella Adedevoh, over her bravery that warded off the dreaded Ebola epidemic from Nigeria.

Malawi denies reports of first Ebola case

Health authorities in Malawi have dismissed as false reports that the first Ebola case has been recorded in the country’s border district of Karonga.

Congo to introduce second vaccine against Ebola in mid-October

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Monday said Congo would introduce a second vaccine against Ebola from mid-October, as the country continues to battle the second-worst outbreak of the disease in history.

Ebola: Congo to introduce second vaccine

Congo will introduce a second vaccine against Ebola from mid-October, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Monday, as the central African country continues to battle what has become the second-worst outbreak of the disease in history.

Ex DR Congo minister under fire over Ebola Funds

Democratic Republic of Congo government is set to probe the former health minister, Oly Ilunga over misappropriation of funds meant to used to contain the Ebola outbreak.

News of possible Ebola treatment, prevention excites UNGA president

President of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), Ms Maria Espinosa, “is delighted” by news that Ebola may soon be a preventable and treatable disease.

Rwanda denies closing border with Congo DR

Rwanda’s health minister said the border with Democratic Republic of the Congo remained open on Thursday, appearing to contradict an earlier statement that the frontier was closed near the Ebola-hit Congolese city of Goma.

Ebola: Tension as second death confirmed in DR Congo

The Democratic Republic of Congo has confirmed the case of Ebola in the eastern city of Goma, near the border with Rwanda.

Ebola death toll in DRC rises to 1,540, WHO raises alarm

The death toll in the latest outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has risen to 1,540, according to the World...

Ebola: Federal Govt orders total health surveillance at ports, borders

Federal Government has directed port health service officials and other relevant agencies at the points of entry to Nigeria to heighten surveillance toward ensuring...

Ebola: WHO to declare international emergency

The World Health Organization (WHO) should and is likely to declare an international emergency over the Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo...

Panic as Nigeria Prepares for Ebola

Following the two deaths and infection of three others by the raging Ebola outbreak in Uganda that spread from the Democratic Republic of Congo...

Ebola: Second patient dies in Uganda

Another person has died of Ebola in Uganda, just days after the first case was detected in the country, the health ministry said on...

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