News & Perspective

Aug 22, 2019

Aug 22, 2019
Ebola health workers in DR Congo

Fourth Ebola case reported in DRC's South Kivu province

Officials are bracing for more cases and spread to new areas after a community protest led to the suspension of Ebola response activities.

Aug 21, 2019

Aug 21, 2019
Woman in DR Congo Ebola treatment center

Hospital Ebola spread confirmed in South Kivu, DRC

A mother and child in South Kivu province became infected after contact with a patient from Beni.

Aug 19, 2019

Aug 19, 2019
Ebola survivor

Ebola spreads in DRC provinces as cases approach 2,900

With 27 new infections in the past 3 days, the outbreak has grown to 2,888 cases and 1,934 deaths.

Aug 16, 2019

Aug 16, 2019
Ebola nurse and baby

Ebola spreads to 3rd DRC province — South Kivu

The outbreak has now grown to 2,861 cases, including 1,913 deaths, as the UN announces more funding.

Aug 13, 2019

Aug 13, 2019
Beni street scene

Ebola persists in Beni and Mandima hot spots; orphan numbers grow

Also, insecurity flares again in Beni, with suspected ADF attacks and resulting community protests.

Aug 12, 2019

Aug 12, 2019
Alima cube

Ebola outbreak treatment trial narrowed to two promising drugs

Officials hope the promising treatment findings encourage more patients to seek lifesaving treatment.

Aug 09, 2019

Aug 09, 2019
Ebola child vax

Ebola outbreak grows by 6 in DRC

Also, an expert warns the virus could become endemic, and researchers say an already approved drug might help.

Aug 07, 2019

Aug 07, 2019
Ebola child care center

DRC Ebola impact getting worse for children

Four times as many children died from Ebola in the past 6 months compared with the previous 6 months.

Aug 02, 2019

Aug 02, 2019
temperature screening

Ebola reports show more health workers infected

Daily updates from the health ministry resume and detail contact tracing in Goma, where local spread recently began.

Aug 01, 2019

Aug 01, 2019
DRC PPE

Two new cases in Goma as DRC Ebola outbreak reaches 1-year mark

In other developments, the WHO said Beni is still the main hot spot and that the pace of new infections hasn't changed much.

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