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Aug 15, 2018

Aug 15, 2018
Ebola community members

Ebola cases mounting in DRC as region prepares for more

As the WHO detailed stepped-up efforts to prepare four key countries to prevent and detect cases, tests in Uganda ruled out three suspected cases.

Aug 14, 2018

Aug 14, 2018
IV therapy

DRC Ebola cases surpass earlier outbreak total, virus infects 4 more health workers

The WHO's director-general today warned that 'red zones' in conflict areas could be hiding places for Ebola.

Aug 13, 2018

Aug 13, 2018
Ebola treatment unit

Worries about security and healthcare exposures as DRC Ebola total grows to 52

A WHO official said Ebola spread could get worse before it gets better, due to health worker exposures early in the outbreak.

Aug 09, 2018

Aug 09, 2018
WHO contact tracing

DRC probes more suspected Ebola cases, rules out 3

The health ministry says 54 suspected cases are being investigated, up from 47.

Aug 07, 2018

Aug 07, 2018
Ebola virus

Genetic tests confirm separate DRC Ebola outbreak; vaccination begins tomorrow

So far, there are 43 confirmed and probable cases, and health officials are probing 46 additional supected illnesses.

Aug 06, 2018

Aug 06, 2018
Ebola medic

DRC Ebola outbreak climbs to 43 cases in 6 health zones

Thirteen of the 43 cases are confirmed; 3 health workers were infected, 1 fatally.

Aug 03, 2018

Aug 03, 2018
Ebola decontamination

WHO: Ebola DRC outbreak taking place in 'war zone'

The outbreak is taking place in a war zone with difficult access, among other challenges.

Aug 01, 2018

Aug 01, 2018

DRC confirms new Ebola cluster days after outbreak declared over

The DRC says 4 people in the eastern part of the country tested positive for Ebola virus.

Jul 27, 2018

Jul 27, 2018
Freetail bat

New Ebola species identified in Sierra Leone

It's not known if the new Bombali virus can spread to people, but it has the potential to enter human cells.

Jul 24, 2018

Jul 24, 2018
Ebola healthcare worker

DRC declares end to Ebola outbreak

The declaration comes just 11 weeks after health officials sounded the alarm about the outbreak in early May.

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