News & Perspective

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.

May 28, 2019

May 28, 2019
UN peacekeeper

WHO experts say violence preventing end of Ebola outbreak

In the past 5 months, the WHO has recorded 174 attacks on clinics and health workers, killing 5 and injuring 51.

May 24, 2019

May 24, 2019
Ebola temperature taking

Threats to health workers roil Ebola response amid new cases

The outbreak total grew by 11 cases today, reaching a total of 1,888 infections.

May 23, 2019

May 23, 2019
Ebola warning sign in DR Congo

UN names new 'Ebola czar' for growing DRC outbreak

"An enhanced UN-wide response is required. . . . We have no time to lose," says David Gressly.

May 22, 2019

May 22, 2019
Donning Ebola personal protective equipment

Ebola responders on edge as virus sickens 19 more

The 19 new infections raise the outbreak total to 1,866 cases amid continued threats.

May 21, 2019

May 21, 2019
Beni Ebola facility

Third burial team attacked in DRC; Ebola infects another health worker

In another development, arson threats at Masereka health facilities impeded infection prevention steps.

May 20, 2019

May 20, 2019
Ebola burial team with protective equipment

DRC Ebola cases top 1,800 amid burial team attacks

"One of the world's most dangerous viruses in one of the world's most dangerous areas," WHO director-general says.

May 17, 2019

May 17, 2019

News Scan for May 17, 2019

Ebola in the DRC
Yellow fever mortality

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