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Jun 11, 2019

Jun 11, 2019
Main road in DR Congo

Uganda confirms first Ebola case linked to DRC outbreak

The patient is 5, and at least two of his family members also have Ebola symptoms.

Jun 10, 2019

Jun 10, 2019
DRC Ebola banner

DRC daily Ebola totals show possible signs of slowing

The outbreak has now reached 2,062 infections, with deaths climbing to 1,390.

Jun 07, 2019

Jun 07, 2019
Ebola health workers

WHO details some strides in Ebola response

The agency highlights earlier case-contact registration and a drastically lower rate of healthcare-related disease spread.

Jun 06, 2019

Jun 06, 2019
Ebola treatment tents

No 'reset' with Ebola outbreak, WHO official says

"We get to adapt… and make the response the best we can make it," the WHO's Mike Ryan, MD, says.

Jun 05, 2019

Jun 05, 2019
Ebola doctor's reflection in mirror

New violence in Beni, DRC, as Ebola lab targeted

Seventeen new infections and 11 new fatalities raise outbreak totals to 2,025 cases and 1,357 deaths.

Jun 04, 2019

Jun 04, 2019
Red Cross workers

Aid groups weigh in on DRC topping 2,000 Ebola cases

The groups welcomed new commitments to humanitarian aid, but said a response reset is needed.

Jun 03, 2019

Jun 03, 2019
Ebola treatment center visitors

Ebola hits 2,000 cases as vaccine OK'd in some pregnant, lactating women

An ethics committee fine-tuned an earlier vaccine recommendation, clearing its use in pregnant women past their first trimester and lactating women.

May 31, 2019

May 31, 2019
Holding child's hand at Ebola treatment center

New data show gaps in Ebola treatment for young kids

The death rate in infected preschoolers is 77%, compared with 57% for other Ebola patients.

May 30, 2019

May 30, 2019
UN peacekeepers

Experts: DRC Ebola outbreak fueled by attacks

Experts say the outbreak likely began as far back as April 2018 and that nosocomial transmission played a big role in early spread. 

May 29, 2019

May 29, 2019
Ebola recovery

Decline in Ebola cases comes amid fragile security situation

The WHO warns that a decline in the rate of cases should be interpreted with extreme caution.

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