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Latest Ebola outbreak in Congo kills over 500; govt says new vaccination programme saved 'thousands'

More than 500 people have died from the latest outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo, but a vaccination programme has prevented thousands more deaths, the country's health minister told..
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More than 500 dead in Ebola outbreak in DR Congo

[DR Congo], Feb 10 (ANI): The death toll in Ebola virus outbreak in the Democratic Republic (DR) of Congo rose to a whopping 500, the country's health ministry said on Saturday.
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Latest Ebola Outbreak Has Killed Over 500 People [Video]Latest Ebola Outbreak Has Killed Over 500 People

The latest update on the current outbreak of Ebola ravaging Africa shows the situation there continues to worsen. This past weekend, the Health Ministry of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)..

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Ebola Kills Nearly 100 Children In Congo As Outbreak Worsens [Video]Ebola Kills Nearly 100 Children In Congo As Outbreak Worsens

The outbreak has been declared the second-largest Ebola outbreak on record.

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Ebola Kills Nearly 100 Children in Congo as Outbreak Worsens [Video]Ebola Kills Nearly 100 Children in Congo as Outbreak Worsens

The outbreak has been declared the second-largest Ebola outbreak on record.

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100 Children Dead From Ebola in DRC [Video]100 Children Dead From Ebola in DRC

According to CNN, the Ebola outbreak has taken the lives of nearly one hundred children in the Democratic Republic of Congo since the outbreak first began last year. According to the charity Save the..

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World Health Organization Press Conference on Ebola Crisis in Congo [Video]World Health Organization Press Conference on Ebola Crisis in Congo

An international group of public health experts on Monday called on the World Health Organization to convene an emergency committee to consider declaring Congo’s Ebola outbreak an international..

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For survivors of Ebola, the crisis isn't over | Soka Moses [Video]For survivors of Ebola, the crisis isn't over | Soka Moses

In 2014, as a newly trained physician, Soka Moses took on one of the toughest jobs in the world: treating highly contagious patients at the height of Liberia's Ebola outbreak. In this intense,..

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Congo's Ebola Outbreak Moves Into High-Security-Risk Area [Video]Congo's Ebola Outbreak Moves Into High-Security-Risk Area

The World Health Organization says Congo's current Ebola outbreak is spreading into an area where fighting may make it dangerous for health workers.

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Congo's Ebola Outbreak Moves into High-Security-Risk Area [Video]Congo's Ebola Outbreak Moves into High-Security-Risk Area

The World Health Organization says Congo's current Ebola outbreak is spreading into an area where fighting may make it dangerous for health workers.

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Idaho non-profit helps fight Ebola outbreak in the Congo [Video]Idaho non-profit helps fight Ebola outbreak in the Congo

Idaho non-profit helps fight Ebola outbreak in the Congo

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Ebola Outbreak Death Toll In Congo Reaches 400+ [Video]Ebola Outbreak Death Toll In Congo Reaches 400+

There are over 600 confirmed cases of the virus.

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Death Toll in Congo Ebola Outbreak Reaches 400+ [Video]Death Toll in Congo Ebola Outbreak Reaches 400+

There are over 600 confirmed cases of the virus.

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Felix Tshisekedi Winner of Congo's Presidential Election [Video]Felix Tshisekedi Winner of Congo's Presidential Election

Election day was marred with problems, including voter registration issues and problems with polling machines.

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One candidate clearly won Congo election - Catholic church [Video]One candidate clearly won Congo election - Catholic church

Democratic Republic of Congo's Catholic church said on Thursday it was clear which candidate won the country's presidential election, and demanded that the electoral commission publish accurate..

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Liberia's electricity crisis gets residents charged up [Video]Liberia's electricity crisis gets residents charged up

Liberia has one of the lowest electricity access rates in the world and the country's power utility says more than 60 percent of its electricity is stolen illegally each year. Serena Chaudhry reports.

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Documented Cases Of Ebola In Congo Surpasses 600 [Video]Documented Cases Of Ebola In Congo Surpasses 600

A grim milestone has been set in the Democratic Republic of Congo's Ebola outbreak, which began August 1. As of Tuesday, January 1, the total number of probable patients is 602, with 366 deaths...

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Presidential Election in Congo Riddled With Voting Issues [Video]Presidential Election in Congo Riddled With Voting Issues

Voters were deciding who will replace President Joseph Kabila, who's been in power for 17 years.

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Both sides claim lead in DRC's chaotic poll [Video]Both sides claim lead in DRC's chaotic poll

Congo's chaotic election could result in a disputed outcome after both the opposition and the ruling coalition claimed they were heading for victory. David Doyle reports

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Rain, Broken Machines, Long Waits Slow Historic Congo Election [Video]Rain, Broken Machines, Long Waits Slow Historic Congo Election

KINSHASA (Reuters) - Long queues, broken-down machines and torrential rain in the capital disrupted voting in Democratic Republic of Congo’s long-anticipated presidential poll on Sunday, as the..

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U.S. Medic Quarantined In Nebraska For Possible Ebola Exposure [Video]U.S. Medic Quarantined In Nebraska For Possible Ebola Exposure

According to Reuters, a U.S. healthcare worker who may have been exposed to the Ebola virus while treating patients in the Democratic Republic of Congo arrived in the United States on Saturday and was..

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Delays, storms mar start to Congo's presidential vote [Video]Delays, storms mar start to Congo's presidential vote

Voting in Democratic Republic of Congo's long-anticipated presidential election got off to a shaky start on Sunday due to torrential rain in the capital, long delays at some polling stations and..

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Congolese police clash with protesters, fire tear gas to disperse them [Video]Congolese police clash with protesters, fire tear gas to disperse them

Police in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo fired tear gas to scatter protesters who were rallying against not being allowed to vote in the presidential elections.

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Protests Erupt In Congo Over Presidential Election Delays [Video]Protests Erupt In Congo Over Presidential Election Delays

According to CNN, Protests erupted on Thursday in the eastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo, where presidential elections have been postponed. Police fired tear gas to disperse dozens of..

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Voting Postponed Again in Some Areas of Congo [Video]Voting Postponed Again in Some Areas of Congo

Voting in three cities is being delayed until March due to ongoing violence and an outbreak of Ebola.

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Ebola spreads to high-risk area of Congo: WHO

GENEVA (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo's Ebola outbreak has spread southwards into an area with high security risks, the World Health Organization said. The outbreak, the country's worst, has..
Firstpost - Published Also reported by •Reuters India

DRC all set to go for polling amid Ebola outbreak

[DR Congo], Dec 30 (ANI): Voters in the Democratic Republic of Congo are all set to exercise their franchise today, amid the country's worst Ebola outbreak that has taken the lives of more than
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WHO says progress against Ebola in Congo will be lost if violence goes on

GENEVA (Reuters) - Progress in fighting Democratic Republic of Congo's Ebola outbreak, the second worst ever, will be reversed if fighting continues around the disease hotspots of Beni and Butembo, the..
Firstpost - Published Also reported by •Reuters India

Three Congo opposition cities excluded from presidential election

By Giulia Paravicini KINSHASA (Reuters) - Voters in three Congolese cities known as anti-government strongholds will be excluded from Sunday's presidential elections on security and health grounds,..
Firstpost - Published

Ebola claims 319 lives in Congo

[Congo], Dec 20 (ANI): The deadly Ebola outbreak in Congo has claimed 319 lives across the nation until now.
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'Young miracle:' Baby recovers from second-deadliest Ebola outbreak in Congo

They call her the "young miracle." A baby who was admitted to an Ebola treatment centre just six days after birth is now recovered from the virus.
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Militants kill at least 18 civilians in Congo's Ebola zone

BENI, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - Suspected militiamen have killed at least 18 civilians in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, near the epicentre of an Ebola outbreak, the army said on..
Firstpost - Published Also reported by •Reuters India

Ebola outbreak in east Congo now world's second biggest

The epidemic in a volatile part of Democratic Republic of Congo is now only surpassed by the 2013-2016 outbreak in West Africa, where more than 28,000 cases where confirmed, and is bigger than an..
IndiaTimes - Published Also reported by •Reuters IndiaFirstpost

Congo's Ebola outbreak to last at least six more months: WHO

The Ebola outbreak in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, which has already killed more than 200 people, is expected to last until mid-2019, a senior World Health Organization official said on..
Reuters India - Published

Ebola outbreak in Congo: Toll rises to 201 in African nation; half of 291 registered cases recorded in North Kivu's Beni city

The ministry said it had recorded 201 deaths from the ebola virus, and that 291 cases have been confirmed since the outbreak began in August. About half of the cases were in Beni, a city of 800,000..
Firstpost - Published

Current Ebola outbreak is worst in Congo's history: ministry

The current Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo is the most severe in the country's history with 319 confirmed and probable cases, the health ministry said late on Friday.
Reuters India - Published

U.S. concerned about Ebola outbreak in Congo conflict zone - official

The United States is worried about the outbreak of Ebola in conflict-hit eastern Congo where there are 312 confirmed and probable cases and 191 deaths, a USAID official said on Thursday.
Reuters India - Published

West Africa's Ebola outbreak cost $53 billion - study

An Ebola outbreak that ravaged Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia in 2014 cost economies an estimated $53 billion, according to a study in this month's Journal of Infectious Diseases.
Reuters India - Published

At least 14 killed in violence in eastern Congo's Ebola zone

KINSHASA (Reuters) - Unidentified gunmen killed at least 14 people, including two health workers, on Saturday in an area of eastern Democratic Republic of Congo where militia violence has hampered..
Firstpost - Published Also reported by •Reuters IndiaDNA

Congo rebels kill 13, abduct kids in Ebola outbreak region


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U.S. official optimistic Congo Ebola outbreak can be controlled

The leading Ebola expert at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Friday he believed an outbreak in Congo can be brought under control quickly and that the high rate of new..
Reuters India - Published

Congo's Ebola outbreak to worsen without stepped-up response: WHO committee

The Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo is likely to worsen significantly unless the response to it is stepped up, a World Health Organization committee said on Wednesday.
Reuters India - Published

Congo confirms 33 Ebola cases in past week, 24 dies so far

The WHO said it would convene an emergency committee to decide whether Congo's Ebola outbreak is a public health emergency of international concern as confirmed cases and deaths from the virus..
DNA - Published

WHO to meet on Congo's Ebola outbreak as toll soars

The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday it would convene an emergency committee to decide whether Congo's Ebola outbreak is a public health emergency of international concern as confirmed..
Reuters India - Published

WHO emergency committee to meet on Congo's Ebola outbreak

The World Health Organization (WHO) will convene an emergency committee on Wednesday to decide whether Democratic Republic of Congo's Ebola outbreak constitutes a public health emergency of..
Reuters India - Published

WHO sees Congo's Ebola outbreak lasting 3-4 months at least

Democratic Republic of Congo's Ebola outbreak is expected to last another 3-4 months and could spread at any time to Uganda or Rwanda, which are well prepared but have not approved use of a vaccine,..
Reuters India - Published

WHO extremely concerned about Ebola 'perfect storm' in Congo

The World Health Organization said on Tuesday that an Ebola outbreak in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo could worsen rapidly because of attacks by armed groups, community resistance and the..
Reuters India - Published

Rebels ambush South African peacekeepers in Congo Ebola zone

Two South African peacekeepers were wounded in a rebel ambush near the epicentre of an Ebola outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, their U.N. mission said on Tuesday.
Reuters India - Published

Congo Ebola outbreak not yet stabilised: WHO chief

Some areas close to the outbreak's epicentre in the town of Mangina are off-limits to health workers for security reasons, hampering efforts to control the spread of the disease.
DNA - Published Also reported by •Reuters India

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