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May 25, 2018

May 25, 2018
Ebola community

DRC Ebola response faces community resistance as report analyzes US policy

A report from the Kaiser Family Foundation says the US role in outbreak response is key but less prominent in the face of stronger international capacity.

May 24, 2018

May 24, 2018
WHO contract tracing

DRC Ebola responders trace high-risk contacts in Mbandaka

Also, new reports cover vaccine challenges and lessons learned in West Africa.

May 23, 2018

May 23, 2018

WHO: 58 Ebola cases in DRC, 27 deaths

With worries about the disease spreading in  Mbandaka, the WHO said the DRC risk is very high and the regional risk is high.

May 22, 2018

May 22, 2018
Ebola response

New funding pledges boost DRC Ebola response

More than $25 million is newly pledged for an outbreak that has grown to 51 total cases, 28 confirmed.

May 21, 2018

May 21, 2018
Syringe on DR Congo map

Ebola vaccine drive launches in DRC as cases rise to 49

Four more illnesses have been reported, along with another death in a healthcare worker.

May 18, 2018

May 18, 2018
Ebola virus

WHO: Ebola in DRC not global emergency; ring vaccination starts in 2 days

"At this point, it's not cost beneficial to declare an international state of emergency," a WHO official said of the 45-case outbreak that has killed 25 people.

May 15, 2018

May 15, 2018
Ebola sampling

DRC Ebola total grows by 2; use of new antiviral weighed

In addition, the WHO is eyeing a ring vaccination strategy to reach those most at risk.

May 14, 2018

May 14, 2018
DRC Ebola outbreak response

New Ebola cases reported as WHO head visits DRC

The DRC now has 2 confirmed, 25 probable, and 12 suspected cases—39 total.

May 11, 2018

May 11, 2018
Democratic Republic of Congo back country road

WHO eyes tough Ebola response, reports 2 new cases

The outbreak area covers 37 miles of rough, difficult-to-access terrain.

May 10, 2018

May 10, 2018
Ebola glove

DRC Ebola outbreak climbs to 32 cases, gets UK funding boost

The WHO said, of 21 cases, 17 have links to other cases and 3 are in health workers.

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