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 2020-07-20 16:02 

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West Congo ebola cases up to 60, funerals a risk, says WHO...

GENEVA — Ebola cases in western Democratic Republic of Congo have risen to 60, with funerals a particular concern for disease spread, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday. WHO emergencies expert Mike Ryan said another three cases were ...

 2020-07-13 16:50 

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Ebola spreading in western Congo with nearly 50 confirmed cases WHO...

GENEVA — Ebola is spreading in western Democratic Republic of Congo, with nearly 50 known cases across a large region bordering the Republic of Congo and Central African Republic, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday. Since authorities...

 2020-06-26 18:04 

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East Congo Ebola outbreak no longer an international emergency, says WHO...

DAKAR — The World Health Organization said on Friday that the Ebola outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo that was declared over on Thursday no longer constitutes an international public health emergency. The WHO declared the outbreak a P...

 2020-06-25 12:56 

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Congo announces end of Ebola outbreak in east, second deadliest on record...

KINSHASA — The second-largest Ebola outbreak on record is over after nearly two years and more than 2,200 deaths, Democratic Republic of Congo said on Thursday, even as a separate flare-up of the virus continued on the other side of the country. Des...

 2020-06-25 11:20 

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Congo declares end of Ebola outbreak in east, second deadliest in history...

KINSHASA — The second-largest Ebola outbreak on record is over after nearly two years and more than 2,200 deaths, Democratic Republic of Congo said on Thursday, even as a separate flare-up of the virus continued elsewhere in the country. Despite eff...

 2020-06-25 10:45 

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Congo declares end of Ebola outbreak in east, second deadliest in history...

KINSHASA — The second-largest Ebola outbreak on record is over after nearly two years and more than 2,200 deaths, Democratic Republic of Congo's health minister said on Thursday, even as a separate flare-up of the virus continued elsewhere in th...

 2020-06-15 14:08 

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Up to 17 infected, 11 dead in new Ebola outbreak in Congo...

KINSHASA — The Democratic Republic of Congo has recorded up to 17 Ebola cases in a new outbreak of the deadly virus in the western province of Equateur, and 11 of those infected have died, medical authorities said on Monday. The authorities had repo...

 2020-06-15 11:07 

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Up to 17 infected, 11 dead in new Ebola outbreak in Congo...

KINSHASA — The Democratic Republic of Congo has recorded up to 17 Ebola cases in a new outbreak of the deadly virus in the western province of Equateur, and 11 of those infected have died, medical authorities said on Monday. The authorities had repo...

 2020-06-10 16:57 

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WHO chief hopes to work 'side by side' with U.S. on Ebola...

GENEVA/ZURICH — The World Health Organization (WHO) hopes to work "side by side" with the United States to contain Congo's Ebola outbreak, its chief said on Wednesday, even after the Trump administration said the United States would end ...

 2020-06-08 13:23 

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Up to 12 infected in Congo's new Ebola outbreak WHO...

KINSHASA — Up to 12 people have been found infected with Ebola in a new outbreak of the deadly disease in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday. A week ago, authorities reported six infections in the no...

 2020-06-03 21:01 

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Two more people infected with Ebola in new Congo outbreak, WHO says...

GENEVA — The Ebola virus has infected two more people in Equateur province in western Democratic Republic of Congo and spread to a new area 150 km (93 miles) away from the original six cases, the World Heath Organization said on Wednesday. On Monday...

 2020-06-02 21:32 

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From fighting Ebola to trying to wipe out polio, U.S. pullout from WHO will have tangible impact: experts...

Trump's decision was based mainly on his belief China holds too much sway at the WHO, but a U.S. pullout could open the door for Beijing to win additional influence...

 2020-06-01 17:10 

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Congo hit by a second, simultaneous Ebola outbreak...

KINSHASA — Authorities in Congo announced a new Ebola outbreak in the western city of Mbandaka on Monday, adding to another epidemic of the virus that has raged in the east since 2018. Six cases have been detected, four of which have died in the cit...

 2020-06-01 12:06 

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Congo confirms new Ebola case, 1,000 km from eastern outbreak...

KINSHASA — Democratic Republic of Congo has confirmed a case of Ebola in the western province of Equateur, over 1,000 km (620 miles) away from the ongoing outbreak in the country's east, Health Minister Eteni Longondo told journalists on Monday....

 2020-05-17 14:15 

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Halifax lab team to conduct first Canadian trials for possible COVID-19 vaccine...

HALIFAX — A Halifax research team selected to conduct the first Canadian clinical trials for a possible COVID-19 vaccine was also involved in trials that eventually led to a vaccine for the Ebola virus. Health Canada has approved trials that will be...

 2020-05-05 17:53 

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In mystery investigation of two Canadian scientists, a request for Ebola, henipavirus from the Wuhan lab...

The shipment of Ebola and henipavirus samples to Wuhan has given rise to groundless conspiracy theories involving Xiangguo Qiu. But there is no evidence whatsoever tying her to COVID-19...

 2020-04-26 12:00 

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Heroes of the pandemic: "Our Anne-Marie is tough" Canadian humanitarian worker takes on Ebola — and Covid-19 — in DRC...

Connor views the world, carved as it is between 'haves and have-nots,' as desperately unfair, which is reason enough for her to want to try and change it...

 2020-04-19 18:37 

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Escape of Ebola patient in Congo sparks fear of further infection...

BENI — An Ebola flare-up in eastern Congo may spread again after a patient escaped from a clinic, complicating efforts to contain the disease that has infected six people since last week, the World Health Organization said on Sunday. The Democratic ...

 2020-04-13 20:29 

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Congo records third new Ebola case from same infection chain -WHO...

KINSHASA — The Democratic Republic of Congo recorded a third new Ebola case on Monday, a seven-year-old girl who had started showing symptoms after visiting the same health center as the two previous cases, the World Health Organisation said on Mond...

 2020-04-13 19:47 

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Congo records third new Ebola case from same infection chain -WHO...

KINSHASA — The Democratic Republic of Congo recorded a third new Ebola case on Monday, a seven-year-old girl who had started showing symptoms after visiting the same health center as the two previous cases, the World Health Organisation said on Mond...

 2020-04-12 11:39 

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Congo records second Ebola death in days WHO...

BENI — D emocratic Republic of Congo recorded a second Ebola death in days following more than seven weeks without a new case, the World Health Organization said on Sunday. Congo had been due on Sunday to mark an end to the second-deadliest outbreak...

 2020-04-12 10:42 

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Congo records second Ebola death in days WHO...

KINSHASA — Democratic Republic of Congo recorded a second Ebola death in days following more than seven weeks without a new case, the World Health Organization said on Sunday. Congo had been due on Sunday to mark an end to the second-deadliest outbr...

 2020-04-12 10:00 

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Congo records second Ebola death in days WHO...

KINSHASA — Democratic Republic of Congo recorded a second Ebola death in days following more than six weeks without a new case, the World Health Organization said on Sunday. The victim was an 11-month-old girl linked to an Ebola death reported on Fr...

 2020-04-10 18:46 

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Ebola patient dies in Congo, first case in 50 days...

BENI — The first person to contract Ebola in Democratic Republic of Congo in more than 50 days has died, the government said on Friday, ending hopes that the second worst outbreak of the disease in history might be over. The Central African country ...

 2020-04-10 18:14 

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Man who contracted Ebola in Congo has died regional health authorities...

KINSHASA — A man who contracted Ebola in Democratic Republic of Congo has died, regional health authorities said in a statement on Friday. His was the first confirmed case in over 50 days, ending hopes that the country's 20-month outbreak might ...

 2020-04-10 17:54 

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First Ebola case in Congo in 50 days, dashing hopes that outbreak over...

BENI — Democratic Republic of Congo recorded its first case of Ebola in more than 50 days, the government said on Friday, ending hopes that the second worst outbreak of the disease in history might be over. The Central African country planned to dec...

 2020-04-10 16:20 

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Congo reports first Ebola case in 6 weeks...

KINSHASA — The first case of Ebola in more than 50 days has been detected in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the government said on Friday, in a major setback to hopes that the second worst outbreak in history might be over. The Central Africa...

 2020-04-10 15:42 

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Congo reports first Ebola case in 6 weeks; was about to declare outbreak over...

KINSHASA — A case of Ebola has been detected in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, more than six weeks after the last case, the government said in a statement. The Central African country planned on Sunday to declare an end to the second biggest ...

 2020-03-25 19:17 

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Using lessons from Ebola, West Africa prepares remote villages for coronavirus...

By Nellie Peyton DAKAR, March 25 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) West African countries are using community health systems set up after the Ebola outbreak to detect and prevent the spread of coronavirus in remote areas, health experts said on Wednesday. Afte...

 2020-03-23 10:03 

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In the shadow of Ebola and Covid-19, measles rips through Congo...

BUSU-MANDJI — T homas the Tank Engine beams from the front of Dobo Mambanza's ripped pullover. Unlike the cartoon train's face, Dobo's is blistered and scrunched as she struggles for breath, her eyes shuttered and weeping. The three-year...

 2020-03-17 22:51 

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Armed with lessons from Ebola, Africa braces for coronavirus surge...

YAOUNDE/DAKAR — When a passenger arriving from Brussels at Cameroon's Yaounde Nsimalen airport on Saturday was found to have a temperature, health officials say he was whisked to a hospital and diagnosed inside four hours as the country's fo...

 2020-03-17 19:43 

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Armed with lessons from Ebola, Africa braces for coronavirus surge...

YAOUNDE/DAKAR — When a passenger arriving from Brussels at Cameroon's Yaounde Nsimalen airport on Saturday was found to have a temperature, health officials say he was whisked to a hospital and diagnosed inside four hours as the country's fo...

 2020-03-17 15:15 

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Armed with lessons from Ebola, Africa braces for coronavirus surge...

YAOUNDE/DAKAR — When a passenger arriving from Brussels at Cameroon's Yaounde Nsimalen airport on Saturday was found to have a temperature, health officials say he was whisked to a hospital and diagnosed inside four hours as the country's fo...

 2020-02-21 11:18 

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Fears over coronavirus threaten globalization rule book: Peter Apps...

LONDON — As the Ebola virus ravaged West Africa in 2014, civilian air traffic in and out of the most affected countries of Sierra Leone and Liberia almost completely ceased. That decision, however, was not taken by international health officials. In...

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