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Congo Ebola death toll nears 1,000, new vaccine planned -WHO

Congo Ebola death toll nears 1,000, new vaccine planned -WHO

The World Health Organization said on Friday it feared continued "intense transmission" of Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where deaths from a nine-month-old epidemic stood at 994 and were expected to exceed 1,000 within hours.

Record 26 Ebola deaths in DRCongo in a single day

Record 26 Ebola deaths in DRCongo in a single day

Twenty-six people died of Ebola in a single day in the Democratic Republic of Congo's North Kivu province, the highest daily toll since its outbreak nearly nine months ago, the health ministry said Tuesday.

Militants in Ebola-hit Congo attack second hospital in two days

Militants in Ebola-hit Congo attack second hospital in two days

Militants attacked a hospital in eastern Congo on Saturday, the latest in a string of assaults on health facilities in the Ebola-hit region.

Attacks on hospital in Ebola zone kill Cameroonian doctor

Attacks on hospital in Ebola zone kill Cameroonian doctor

Attacks on a hospital at the epicentre of Democratic Republic of Congo's Ebola outbreak have killed a Cameroonian doctor and injured several others, the local mayor said on Friday.

Ebola death toll in DRC passes 750: WHO

Ebola death toll in DRC passes 750: WHO

The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has killed more than 750 people, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Friday, ahead of a key review on the severity of the epidemic.

Number of Ebola cases in Congo surpasses 1,000

Number of Ebola cases in Congo surpasses 1,000

The number of Ebola cases in Congo has surpassed 1,000, the health ministry said, as the second-largest outbreak ever of the virus continues to wreak havoc in the central African country.

WHO says aiming to halt DRC Ebola outbreak within six months

WHO says aiming to halt DRC Ebola outbreak within six months

The deadly Ebola outbreak raging in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo should be over within six months, the head of the World Health Organization said Thursday.

Attack on DR Congo Ebola centre leaves one dead

Attack on DR Congo Ebola centre leaves one dead

Armed men attacked an Ebola treatment centre in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo again on Saturday, killing a policeman and wounding a health worker, the authorities said.

Suspected Ebola case in Sweden

Suspected Ebola case in Sweden

A patient in Sweden has been admitted to hospital with a suspected case of Ebola, a highly infectious and potentially fatal disease, health care officials said Friday.

Current Ebola outbreak is worst in Congo's history: ministry

Current Ebola outbreak is worst in Congo's history: ministry

The current Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo is the most severe in the country's history with 319 confirmed and probable cases, the health ministry said late on Friday.

WHO sees Congo's Ebola outbreak lasting 3-4 months at least

WHO sees Congo's Ebola outbreak lasting 3-4 months at least

Democratic Republic of Congo's Ebola outbreak is expected to last several months and could spread to Uganda or Rwanda, which are well prepared ...

Ebola-hit Congo to deploy security forces to protect health workers

Ebola-hit Congo to deploy security forces to protect health workers

Congo will deploy security forces to protect teams transporting the bodies of Ebola victims for burial, the government said, after several attacks on health workers during the latest Ebola outbreak ...