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WHO announces end of 11th Ebola outbreak in DR Congo

Dr Matshidiso Moeti

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 announced the end of the 11th Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), nearly six months after the first cases were reported in Equateur Province. Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa The outbreak took place in communities scattered across dense rain forests as well as ...

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WHO says 10th Ebola outbreak in DRC over

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

The 10th outbreak of Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) ended on Thursday, June 25, 2020, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO). Photo credit: AFP / FABRICE COFFRINI / Getty Images The UN health body described the outbreak as “long, complex and difficult” ...

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Future ebola outbreaks across Africa possible – WHO

Ngoy Nsenga

A leading expert at the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) Ebola response team, Ngoy Nsenga, has said that Ebola is likely to re-emerge in different regions across Africa in the future considering that it is a water-borne disease. Ngoy Nsenga Nsenga, who made this known in an interview with Sputnik, said that the likelihood of the re-emergence of the virus had ...

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WaterAid: Ebola, others are reminders of importance of handwashing


The spiralling Ebola outbreak in West Africa is an important reminder of the crucial role played by good hygiene and handwashing in protecting human health, says international development charity WaterAid on the commemoration of 2014 Global Handwashing Day. Handwashing has most recently topped the global agenda particularly due to its role in helping prevent the spread of the Ebola disease. This ...

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Journalists killed while covering Ebola education campaign in Guinea

A journalist and two media workers were killed on September 16 while covering an Ebola education campaign in Guinea’s south-eastern forested region, according to news reports and local journalists. The bodies of Facély Camara, a journalist with the privately owned radio Liberté FM at N’Zérékoré, and Molou Chérif and Sidiki Sidibé, a technician and a technician intern, respectively, with the ...

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Scientists seek more understanding of Ebola virus

The current Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa has heightened the quest for a deeper understanding of the molecular biology of the virus, which scientists say could be critical in the development of vaccines or antiviral drugs to treat or prevent hemorrhagic fever caused by Ebola. A team at the University of Virginia (UVA), USA, led by Dr Dan Engel, ...

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Ebola: Liberia censors press

With the Ebola epidemic predicted to get worse, the Liberian government has taken action to silence news outlets critical of its handling of the health crisis which, according to Liberia’s Information Ministry, has claimed more than 1,000 lives in the country since March. Publishers have been harassed and forced to cease printing, and journalists were initially not exempt from a curfew, making it difficult ...

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Ebola: Don’t panic, Academy of Science urges Nigerians


Nigeria’s foremost independent scientific body, the Nigerian Academy of Science (NAS), while pledging its support to government in bringing the Ebola virus scourge to an end, believes that it will take the collective effort of all to achieve such. Head of the organisation, Prof Oyewale Tomori, enjoins the public not to panic but rather cooperate with health officials   The ...

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Ghana records first Ebola death


Ghana on Friday recorded what turned out to be the first case of death from the fast spreading Ebola virus. On Friday afternoon, a Burkinabe man, who had general symptoms of Ebola, including fever, nose and ear bleeding, was reported to have been taken to the Bawku Presbyterian Hospital dead on arrival. The man was brought through the border from ...

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Info on rampaging Ebola virus

A victim of Ebola virus

A man who became ill on a flight from Liberia to Lagos has raised alarms for public-health officials after he later died of the virus. The Ebola outbreak has so led to more than 800 deaths in West Africa. A Nigerian female doctor that treated a victim is said to be infected. Liberia has closed most of its borders, and ...

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