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Ebola appears contained in Goma, but flares in other parts of Congo: WHO


GENEVA Ebola appears to be under control in the city of Goma in Congo but it has flared in other parts of the country, where aid workers are combating insecurity and disinformation on social media, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday.

Ebola spreads to remote, militia-run Congo territory

GOMA, Congo Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo have confirmed a new case of Ebola in the remote, militia-controlled territory of Walikale, hundreds of kilometers away from where previous cases near the border with Uganda and Rwanda occurred, the Health Ministry said overnight.

World, Health, Africa, Aug 19 2019

First two Ebola cases confirmed in Congo's South Kivu: officials

GOMA, Congo A woman and her child were the first two cases confirmed with Ebola in Congo's South Kivu region this week, opening a new front in the fight against the outbreak.

Health, Aug 16 2019

Burundi starts Ebola vaccines for health workers: WHO

NAIROBI Burundi has started vaccinating its health workers against Ebola, beginning with those near the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday.

Health, Aug 14 2019

WHO says no new Ebola cases in Goma, vaccinates over 1,300

GOMA The World Health Organization said it has vaccinated over 1,300 people who potentially came into contact with the Ebola virus in the Congolese city of Goma, helping contain what many feared would be a rapid spread in an urban center.

World, Africa, Health, Aug 11 2019

Three Congolese doctors arrested in connection with WHO official's death

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo Three Congolese doctors have been arrested for allegedly planning an attack on a hospital that killed a senior World Health Organization (WHO) epidemiologist involved in the Ebola response, a prosecutor said on Wednesday.

Health, World, Africa Aug 07 2019

Ebola outbreak in east Congo's main city tests flexibility of response

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo Deo Bakulu has been washing his hands every chance he gets since Ebola reached eastern Democratic Republic of Congo's main city of Goma last month.

Health, Aug 06 2019

Congo races to contain Ebola after gold miner contaminates several in Goma

GOMA, Congo Congolese authorities were racing to contain an Ebola epidemic on Thursday, after a gold miner with a large family contaminated several people in the east's main city of Goma before dying of the hemorrhagic fever, officials said.

Health, World, Africa, Aug 02 2019

Rwanda border with Ebola-hit Congo fully open after slowdowns: minister

KIGALI/GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo Rwanda's border with Ebola-hit Democratic Republic of Congo was fully open late on Thursday, a minister said, hours after Congolese traders had reported it shut following a third case of the disease in the Congolese border city of Goma.

Health, World, Africa, Aug 01 2019

Second Ebola case in Congo's main eastern city dies

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo The second patient to be diagnosed with Ebola in eastern Congo's main city of Goma has died after he sought treatment too late and was already bleeding, the head of the Congolese response effort said on Wednesday. | Video

Health, Jul 31 2019

Thousands march in Hong Kong as police in black masks look on

HONG KONG Hong Kong anti-government protesters marched in a gritty industrial district of the Chinese-ruled city on Saturday, with some police wearing new black masks looking on, as China freed a British consulate worker whose detention helped fuel tension.