News & Perspective

Sep 18, 2019

Sep 18, 2019
Ebola troops

Violence, 15 new Ebola cases reported in DRC outbreak

The death rate stands at 67%, with 56% of cases involving women and 29% in children.

Sep 17, 2019

Sep 17, 2019
Ebola vaccination in DR Congo

WHO: Too early to say if drop in Ebola rate is significant

Only 1 new case was confirmed today, raising the outbreak total to 3,130, with 2,096 deaths.

Sep 16, 2019

Sep 16, 2019
HHS Secretary Azar Ebola

US officials end visit to DRC Ebola region; cases rise to 3,129

US officials said other outbreak indicators such as deaths in the community need to improve before they feel more confident about the recent drop in cases.

Sep 13, 2019

Sep 13, 2019
Ebola personal protective equipment

WHO urges caution amid Ebola decline in DRC

As if to illustrate the point, cases surged by 14 today, lifting the outbreak total to 3,113 infections.

Sep 10, 2019

Sep 10, 2019
Trip to DR Congo Ebola front lines

Azar, Redfield among US officials heading to DRC to assess Ebola

Cases have grown to 3,084, including 2,070 deaths.

Sep 09, 2019

Sep 09, 2019
Health worker with patient in DR Congo

With Ebola cases rising, officials launch new infection control steps

People often turn first to local clinics, which aren't as prepared to detect the virus.

Sep 06, 2019

Sep 06, 2019
Ebola community outreach

Ebola cases rise by 13, with spread in insecure and border areas

Response efforts face challenges like continued insecurity, unrest, community resistance, and funding shortages.

Sep 05, 2019

Sep 05, 2019
Fenced Ebola treatment unit in DR Congo

USAID announces $21 million in Ebola assistance to DRC

Five new infections and 5 new fatalities raise the total to 3,054 cases and 2,050 deaths.

Sep 03, 2019

Sep 03, 2019
Ebola UN peacekeeping troops

Ebola case counts grow by 26, raising total to 3,043

A girl diagnosed in Uganda may have acquired her infection in a healthcare facility, the WHO says.

Aug 30, 2019

Aug 30, 2019
Red Cross workers at Uganda-DR Congo border

Girl dies from Ebola in Uganda; 14 more infected in DRC

Cases have now reached 3,017, and a new hot spot in Ituri province has developed.

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