Ebola

  • Congo’s deadly Ebola outbreak declared a health emergency

    The deadly Ebola outbreak in Congo is now an international health emergency, the World Health Organization announced on Wednesday after the virus spread this week to a city of two million people. A WHO expert committee had declined on three previous occasions to advise the United Nations health agency...
  • Ebola outbreak spreads to urban area as deaths mount

    KINSHASA, Congo – Congo’s health minister says Ebola has spread to a city, the capital of Equateur province, a worrying shift in the new outbreak in the northwest of the country. Health Minister Oly Ilunga late Wednesday said two suspected cases of hemorrhagic fever were reported in the Wangata...
  • Congo Health Ministry Confirms 2 Ebola Cases in New Outbreak

    Kinshasa, Congo (AP) – Congo’s government on Tuesday declared a new outbreak of Ebola in the country’s rural northwest, after two cases of the deadly virus were confirmed in Bikoro. Congo’s Health Ministry said that of the five samples sent to the National Institute of Biological Research in Kinshasa,...
  • EBOLA RETURNS: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE OUTBREAK IN CONGO

    A year after the deadliest Ebola flare-up ever in Africa, the infection has returned. The World Health Organization (WHO) reported Saturday that an episode of Ebola in the most distant north of the nation had been announced by Congo’s wellbeing pastor. Congo was not one of the three nations...