News & Perspective

Dec 14, 2018

Dec 14, 2018
Ebola ambulance disinfection

Six more cases reported in DRC Ebola outbreak

The outbreak has now reached 521 cases and 306 deaths as responders grapple with multiple challenges.

Dec 13, 2018

Dec 13, 2018
Ebola baby

Officials note 10 new Ebola cases as youngest patient recovers

Also, the NIAID has reached an agreement to license an experimental treatment.

Dec 12, 2018

Dec 12, 2018
Beni ETC

Ebola outbreak grows as DRC issues alerts in Goma

Health officials are on high alert for potential spread to Goma, North Kivu province's capital and largest city.

Dec 11, 2018

Dec 11, 2018
Ebola ambulance team

Ebola count in DRC hits 500 in growing outbreak

A lead WHO official says the most recent wave of cases has proved especially challenging, with cases widely dispersed.

Dec 11, 2018

News Scan for Dec 11, 2018

Lassa rise in Nigeria
Global flu picks up
November MERS report

Dec 10, 2018

Dec 10, 2018
Ebola vaccination

DRC Ebola cases approach 500 as infections continue

With 13 new illnesses in 3 days and 8 older ones just confirmed, the outbreak has now reached 498 cases.

Dec 07, 2018

Dec 07, 2018
Rebel forces in the DRC

Rebels strike again near Beni as DRC Ebola total hits 477

Female patients represent 62% of cases, and children 14 years and under 24%—worrisome statistics.

Dec 06, 2018

Dec 06, 2018
PPE for Ebola decontamination

Ebola cases spike as WHO warns of possible reintroduction

Officials confirm 13 new cases, bringing the outbreak total to 471 cases and 273 deaths.

Dec 06, 2018
Pregnant African woman

Guidance seeks to increase outbreak vaccines in pregnant women

"We have to make sure pregnant women are on the agenda, so they will never again be left unprotected."

Dec 05, 2018

Dec 05, 2018
Ebola contact tracing

Ebola total rises to 458 in DRC outbreak

The WHO reports that cases dropped from 46 confirmed illnesses 2 weeks ago to 28 last week—and 43 health workers are now infected.

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