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Sep 24, 2018

Sep 24, 2018
DRC North Kivu rebels

Violence suspends response in DRC Ebola hot spot as cases rise

Cases have now reached 149, including 100 fatalities.

Sep 21, 2018

Sep 21, 2018
Map of DR Congo and Uganda

DRC announces Ebola case near Ugandan border

The case is in Tchomia, on Lake Albert, which straddles the DRC-Uganda border.

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 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.

Jul 17, 2018

Jul 17, 2018
Ethiopian shepherd and flock

Uganda reports Rift Valley fever outbreak

The outbreak involves 2 districts in the country's "cattle corridor" and occurs as Rwanda is reporting the disease in animals and possibly people.

Jun 12, 2018

Jun 12, 2018
Kenya camels

Rift Valley fever sickens 10 in Kenya, triggers response

Several factors heighten the risk of spread, including flooding, people and animal movement, and connections to other countries.

May 04, 2018

May 04, 2018
Cholera bacteria

Yemen enters rainy season facing even more cholera

Rain, war, and other factors have helped create the largest cholera outbreak in history, researchers say.

Apr 18, 2018

Apr 18, 2018
Malaria mom and child

Malaria meetings garner support, shed new light on spread

Researchers described tactics and tools for use in conflict and humanitarian zones and showed threats from cominated blood bank supplies.

Oct 27, 2017

Oct 27, 2017
Ebola outbreak doctor

Uganda confirms 2nd Marburg case, isolates 2 others

The man, who died from his infection, is a brother of the first confirmed case-patient.

Apr 05, 2017

Apr 05, 2017
Bat in cave

Researchers find novel bat coronaviruses, akin to MERS, SARS

Genetic analysis of a virus from Uganda revealed that it is 87% identical to MERS-CoV.

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