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Jun 13, 2019

Jun 13, 2019
PPE routine in Ebola treatment center

Ebola outbreak in DRC, Uganda tops 2,100 cases

The grandmother of the 5-year-old boy identified in Uganda has also died, and the family cluster is at 8 cases.

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 01, 2019

May 01, 2019
Safe and dignified burial

DRC Ebola cases near 1,500 after deadliest month

The outbreak has reached 1,495 cases and 984 deaths, including 406 cases and 308 deaths in April.

Apr 17, 2019

Apr 17, 2019
Aerial view of Beni, DR Congo

Ebola infects 17 more in DRC outbreak

Traditional chiefs and local officials took new steps to ease community resistance to response efforts.

Mar 20, 2019

Mar 20, 2019
Ebola decontamination in DRC

Spike in Ebola cases continues in DRC

The past 5 days have seen 44 Ebola cases, including 12 today, though officials have noted fewer cases in children.

Mar 01, 2019

Mar 01, 2019
Ebola decontamination of homes

Ebola care rebounds in attack area; World Bank OKs funds

Three new cases lift the outbreak total to 888, and officials say to expect more.

Feb 01, 2019

Feb 01, 2019
community mobilization

Guarded optimism as DRC Ebola outbreak hits 6-month mark

WHO officials see some traction with community engagement and calmed tensions, but tough challenges finding and chasing all transmission chains.

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.

Nov 16, 2018

Nov 16, 2018
UN peacekeeping troops

Armed rebels kill UN peacekeepers in Ebola hot spot

The outbreak has now reached 352 cases, of which 305 are confirmed, and 210 deaths.

Nov 08, 2018

Nov 08, 2018
DR Congo Ebola press conference

As DRC Ebola cases hit 312, officials see some positive signs

WHO and UN officials say the rate of cases has declined a bit recently.

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