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Attacks could reverse gains in Congo’s Ebola fight, says WHO

GENEVA (AP) — Attacks on Ebola treatment centers in eastern Congo threaten to reverse the gains being made against the current outbreak of the deadly virus, the director-general of the World Health Organization said Thursday as a fourth attack on a health center was reported. At least 584 people have died among the 927 confirmed […]
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WHO: Attacks could reverse gains in Congo’s Ebola fight

GENEVA (AP) — The director-general of the World Health Organization says recent attacks on Ebola treatment centers in Congo threaten to reverse the gains that have been made in fighting the epidemic. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, who has just returned from a visit to eastern Congo, noted reports on Thursday of a new attack on an […]
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Ebola treatment center in Congo is attacked again; 1 dead

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Armed assailants again attacked an Ebola treatment center in the heart of eastern Congo’s deadly outbreak on Saturday, with the mayor reporting one police officer killed. The early-morning attack in Butembo came less than a week after the treatment center reopened following an attack last month that forced aid group Doctors […]
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Response to Ebola in Congo hampered by violence, says group

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Doctors Without Borders is warning that the effort to control Congo’s Ebola outbreak is hampered by a “toxic” security situation including a series of attacks on its treatment centers. The international organization’s President Joanne Liu told reporters in Geneva on Thursday that there have been some “30 different incidents and attacks […]
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Ebola treatment center attacked in Congo’s east

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo’s health ministry says that an Ebola treatment center in the eastern town of Katwa was attacked Sunday, leaving one caretaker dead and another hospitalized. Minister Oly Ilunga Kalenga said Tuesday that none of the patients were injured in the attack on the clinic run by Doctors Without Borders and all […]
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Experts call for emergency declaration on Congo’s Ebola

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — An international group of public health experts have called on The World Health Organization to convene an emergency committee and consider declaring Congo’s Ebola outbreak an international public health emergency. The group of experts wrote in the Lancet Monday that such a call would help galvanize “high-level political, financial, and technical […]
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AP Explains: Why Congo’s Ebola outbreak still going strong

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The Ebola outbreak in eastern Congo, the second deadliest in history, marks six months on Friday and is moving toward the major border city of Goma, a development that would greatly complicate any hope of stopping the virus’ spread in the unstable region. This may be the most challenging Ebola outbreak ever. […]
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Ebola outbreak continues in the Congo as obstacles challenge health care workers

The Democratic Republic of Congo's Ebola outbreak, which began August 1, is continuing unabated in the new year.
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23andMe updates its ancestry reports, but they’re still not perfect

23andMe, co-founded by CEO Anne Wojcicki, has deployed its latest update, featuring interactive ancestry details, cultural insights about food, art, language, and the option to order a physical ancestry book. Starting today, customers will be able to see more granular ancestry results from more than 1,000 regions, as well as 33 population-specific pages about cultural information. Before this update, 23andMe simply said I was 12 percent Brtish and Irish. Now, it’s able to break down where in ...
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Congo says healthy baby born to mom who recovered from Ebola

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A four-day-old baby is a surprise bright spot in Congo’s deadly Ebola outbreak, as the country’s health ministry on Thursday called her the first child born to a mother who has recovered from the virus. “Baby Sylvana” is healthy and does not have Ebola, the health ministry said. It tweeted a photo […]
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American doctor monitored after possible exposure to Ebola

An American was possibly exposed to Ebola while recently providing medical assistance in Congo, according to a release from the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Public Health.
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American doctor being monitored after possible exposure to Ebola

An American was possibly exposed to Ebola while recently providing medical assistance in Congo, according to a release from the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Public Health.
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Congo: Ebola outbreak ‘certainly’ to last 3-4 months more

BENI, Congo (AP) — Congo’s health minister says the second-deadliest Ebola outbreak in history is “certainly” expected to continue for another three or four months. In an interview with The Associated Press, Health Minister Oly Ilunga on Thursday also sought to calm concerns ahead of a presidential election in which people will use touch-screen voting […]
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"Miracle" baby survives Ebola in Congo and rapid a new Ebola detection device

A female baby was diagnosed with the deadly Ebola when she was only six days old. According to the health officials in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), she seemed to have miraculously recovered from the viral infection.
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America’s border wars: my week in a land of trauma

As a war reporter, Bryan Mealer had witnessed people in physical trauma. In Texas, he met with lawyers, social workers and locals worn down by life in one of the world’s most militarized corners I’ve come to look for trauma in every place I go. This practice began years ago when, as a war correspondent in Congo, I encountered entire populations reeling from conflict and displacement – and it’s continued ever since.I remember the wild-eyed 10-year-old soldier in Bunia who had developed a stutter ...
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America’s border wars: three weeks in a land of trauma

As a war reporter, Bryan Mealer had witnessed people in physical trauma. In Texas, he met with lawyers, social workers and locals worn down by life in one of the world’s most militarized corners I’ve come to look for trauma in every place I go. This practice began years ago when, as a war correspondent in Congo, I encountered entire populations reeling from conflict and displacement – and it’s continued ever since.I remember the wild-eyed 10-year-old soldier in Bunia who had developed a stutter ...
Tags: Texas, America, US news, Mental Health, Congo, US immigration, Bukavu, Bunia, Trump Administration, Bryan Mealer


Congo faces 'perfect storm' for Ebola to spread

Ebola virus disease has sickened 150 people and caused the deaths of at least 69 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo's northeastern region, the nation's Ministry of Health reported Monday.
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Ebola: 69 confirmed dead in Congo, outbreak spreads closer to Uganda

Ebola virus disease has sickened 150 people and caused the deaths of at least 69 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo's northeastern region, the nation's Ministry of Health reported Monday.
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Grim updates on Ebola outbreak in Congo

According to the health ministry, there have been five new cases of Ebola and five deaths from haemmorhagic fever. Ebola cases now sum up at 96 (5 new cases) from the town of Mabalako-Mangina. A total of 69 are confirmed. 55 people have died.
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WHO chief calls for end to fighting in Congo to halt Ebola spread

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus ‘more worried after the visit than before’, as death toll in north-east of country reaches 41The director general of the World Health Organization has appealed for an end to fighting in the north-east Democratic Republic of the Congo to allow humanitarian groups to tackle the Ebola outbreak there.On his return from a trip to North Kivu where there have been 57 probable cases and 41 deaths so far, a sombre Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said he was “actually more worried...
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Ebola outbreak in Congo spreads to active combat zone

The outbreak of the deadly Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo has spread outside the province of North Kivu according to a statement made by the country’s health ministry yesterday. With this the viral infection has reached an active conflict zone and this may mean that it could spread wider now.
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Congo turmoil means Ebola vaccinators will need armed escorts, experts warn

World Health Organization fears security challenges will hamper efforts to trace and inoculate people at most riskArmed escorts will be required to protect vaccination teams as they battle to contain Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the World Health Organization has warned.The Ebola outbreak area in North Kivu province, classified as a level four security threat by the WHO – one of the highest set by the UN – comes amid local unrest including violence between rival militia groups. ...
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33 reported dead in Congo's new Ebola outbreak

The Ebola virus outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has killed 33 people, the World Health Organization said Sunday.
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New Ebola cluster confirmed in Congo

A new cluster of Ebola virus cases emerge in an eastern province in the Democratic Republic of Congo, just about a week after the country declared that its most recent outbreak had ended.
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Vaccinations against Ebola begin in Congolese town of Bikoro

Last week, officials in charge of stemming the latest outbreak of Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo began the process of inoculating healthcare workers and other individuals who may have come in direct contact with infect individuals, in the Congolese city of Mbandaka. According to The Globe & Mail, inoculations are now also being doled out in Bikoro, a town in the northwest of Congo, where 5 of the 12 confirmed cases of Ebola are believed to have originated. It’s believed that th...
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Why DR Congo is confident it will halt Ebola

Despite its vast size and dilapidated health system, DR Congo says it can contain the deadly Ebola virus.
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2 Ebola patients escape from treatment facility in Congo

Two Ebola patients slipped out of a treatment center this week in the Democratic Republic of Congo, French aid agency Doctors Without Borders said, raising fears the virus may spread as health officials raced to trace anyone they may have encountered. The patients died within a day.
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Ebola outbreak death toll reaches 27 in Congo, WHO says

Ebola virus disease has taken the lives of 27 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organization said Wednesday. Based on information gathered earlier this week, the WHO also reported a cumulative total of 58 cases of the rare and deadly illness in the current Congo outbreak.
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Congo to start vaccinating populations against Ebola today to combat outbreak

Congo is facing a new Ebola outbreak and the health officials have announced that starting today, (Monday 21st May 2018), response teams would begin administering an experimental Ebola vaccine in Mbandaka.
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Ebola outbreak spreads to Congo city of 1 million

There has been a confirmed case of Ebola in the Mbandaka city of Congo that has a population of 1.2 million. This is the first urban case in the latest outbreak and is being considered to be one of the most serious ones in recent times. The last major outbreaks have affected people across West Africa between 2014 and 2016.
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