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 2021-10-18 08:19 

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Three new Ebola cases confirmed in eastern Congo...

Three new Ebola cases have been confirmed in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, bringing the total to five in the last 10 days, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday. Health officials have said the latest flare-up of the virus appeared to ...

 2021-10-14 10:38 

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Second Ebola case confirmed in eastern Congo, health official tells local media...

A second case of Ebola in the recent outbreak has been confirmed in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, a health official told local media on Thursday....

 2021-10-13 15:42 

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UN starts vaccinating people against Ebola in Congo...

The World Health Organization said Wednesday that officials have begun vaccinating people in eastern Congo against Ebola, after it was confirmed last week that the disease killed a toddler. The U.N. health agency said in a statement that people at high ri...

 2021-10-09 00:02 

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DR Congo records Ebola case five months after last outbreak...

One Ebola case has been recorded in the Democratic Republic of Congo, five months after the latest epidemic of the disease in the country was declared over, the government said on Friday....

 2021-09-28 16:21 

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WHO horrified over sexual exploitation by aid workers in DR Congo...

The agency apologises to the victims of exploitation by aid workers tackling the Ebola outbreak....

 2021-09-28 12:24 

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Panel finds 80 alleged abuse cases tied to WHO's Congo work...

A panel commissioned by the World Health Organization has identified more than 80 alleged cases of sex abuse during the U.N. health agency's response to an Ebola outbreak in Congo, including allegations implicating 20 WHO staff members. WHO Director-G...

 2021-09-28 12:22 

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Panel finds more than 80 alleged sex abuse cases during WHO's Ebola response in Congo; 20 agency staffers implicated...

Panel finds more than 80 alleged sex abuse cases during WHO's Ebola response in Congo; 20 agency staffers implicated....

 2021-09-17 07:24 

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'Ebola is defeated', says Congolese professor who discovered virus...

Ebola has been defeated. Vaccines and medical treatments have brought the deadly and terrifying disease under control, says Jean-Jacques Muyembe, the Congolese professor who first discovered the virus more than 40 years ago....

 2021-09-13 22:45 

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J&J says Ebola vaccine data demonstrates immune responses...

Johnson & Johnson said on Monday its Ebola vaccine regimen demonstrated antibody immune responses in adults and children, citing data published in the Lancet Infectious Diseases journal....

 2021-09-01 10:53 

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WHO says new test shows Ivory Coast did not have Ebola case...

New tests show that Ivory Coast did not have its first case of Ebola in more than 25 years after all, the World Health Organization said, reversing course after the reported case last month prompted thousands of vaccines to be deployed. The initial report...

 2021-08-16 16:22 

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Ivory Coast to begin Ebola vaccinations after case confirmed in Abidjan...

Ivory Coast said it would begin vaccinating health workers and others in the commercial capital Abidjan against Ebola on Monday after a case of the deadly virus was confirmed over the weekend. An 18-year-old woman tested positive for Ebola on Saturday aft...

 2021-08-11 14:59 

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Guinea confirms first case of deadly Marburg virus months after end of Ebola outbreak...

Part of the same virus family as Ebola, Marburg has a fatality rate that can reach up to 90%, as the person who had it has died....

 2021-08-06 17:29 

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Guinea records probable case of Ebola-like Marburg virus...

A probable case of Marburg virus, a deadly hemorrhagic fever similar to Ebola, has been detected in Guinea, the health ministry said on Friday. Two laboratories in Guinea confirmed the case of Marburg and a sample has been sent to neighbouring Senegal for...

 2021-07-30 05:14 

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U.S. CDC internal report calls Delta variant as contagious as chickenpox - NYT...

The Delta variant is more transmissible than the viruses that cause MERS, SARS, Ebola, the common cold, the seasonal flu and smallpox, and it is as contagious as chickenpox, the newspaper added, citing the document....

 2021-06-19 11:17 

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WHO declares Ebola outbreak in Guinea over...

An Ebola outbreak in Guinea that started in February, infecting 16 people and killing 12, has been declared over, the World Health Organization said on Saturday....

 2021-04-30 15:13 

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U.S. lifts Ebola-related DRC travel restrictions...

The Biden administration on Friday said it had lifted travel restrictions for U.S. visitors who have recently been in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), but left them in place for Guinea travelers over address Ebola concerns. In March, the Homela...

 2021-03-30 10:44 

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WHO panel to issue latest findings on COVID-19, Ebola vaccines on Wednesday: spokesman...

A World Health Organization's advisory panel will present its latest findings on vaccines against COVID-19, Ebola, polio and other infectious diseases on Wednesday, a spokesman said. WHO spokesman Tarik Jasarevic told a Geneva news briefing on Tuesday...

 2021-03-12 17:35 

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WHO: Guinea Ebola outbreak likely from human source...

Guinea's current Ebola outbreak is likely to have been sparked by a latent infection in the human population rather than from the virus jumping the species barrier again, a World Health Organization official said on Friday. The WHO's top emergenci...

 2021-03-07 13:51 

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Tracking the plague in DR Congo...

Already battling Covid-19 and a renewed Ebola outbreak, DR Congo is also home to one of the world's oldest sites of the plague -- and there are signs that the disease may have reared its head once more....

 2021-03-05 10:55 

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WHO sees Ebola risk as "very high" for Guinea's neighbours...

World Health Organization officials said on Friday the risk of an Ebola outbreak spreading from Guinea to its neighbours was...

 2021-03-01 17:59 

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Three new Ebola cases confirmed in Congo, two in Guinea...

Three new cases of Ebola have been confirmed in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, bringing to 11 the number of cases since authorities declared a resurgence of the virus last month. In a separate outbreak of the disease in Guinea, the World Health Org...

 2021-03-01 14:01 

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CDC announces Ebola travel restrictions: Passengers from Congo, Guinea will be funneled to six airports...

Airline passengers arriving from the Democratic Republic of Congo and Guinea will be routed to certain airports starting in early March....

 2021-02-27 02:24 

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U.S. CDC says risk of Ebola to the United States is extremely low...
 2021-02-26 20:33 

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Exclusive: White House preparing order for enhanced airport screenings for Ebola...

The Biden administration is moving forward with plans to screen airline passengers from two African countries arriving in the U.S. for Ebola, which will involve sending them to one of about a half-dozen designated airports, Yahoo News has learned....

 2021-02-23 14:15 

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Guinea starts Ebola vaccine campaign, says World Health Organization...

Guinea started an Ebola vaccination campaign on Tuesday, the World Health Organization said, as authorities race to contain the first resurgence of the virus there since the world's worst outbreak in 2013-2016....

 2021-02-23 11:27 

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Ebola vaccines arrive in Guinea after dust storm delay...

These are the first cases in West Africa, five years after the end of the world's deadliest outbreak....

 2021-02-18 10:17 

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More than 11,000 Ebola vaccines expected in guinea this weekend: WHO...

More than 11,000 Ebola vaccines are expected to arrive in Guinea this weekend and inoculation could start as soon as Monday, World Health Organization and a Guinea health ministry official said on Thursday....

 2021-02-16 23:59 

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UN releases $15 million to fight Ebola in Guinea and Congo...

The United Nations announced Tuesday it is releasing $15 million from its emergency relief fund to help Guinea and Congo combat new outbreaks of Ebola. U.N. humanitarian chief Mark Lowcock made the announcement, and U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said t...

 2021-02-16 11:09 

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Five dead in new Ebola outbreak in Guinea...

Guinea has recorded up to 10 suspected cases of Ebola and five people have died since the start of a new outbreak of the deadly virus in the southeast of the West African nation, medical authorities said on Tuesday. Guinea's ministry of health said it...

 2021-02-16 11:08 

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Five dead in new Ebola outbreak in Guinea...

Guinea has recorded up to 10 suspected cases of Ebola and five people have died since the start of a new outbreak of the deadly virus in the southeast of the West African nation, medical authorities said on Tuesday. Guinea's ministry of health said it...

 2021-02-15 13:39 

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Ebola vaccination campaign begins in Democratic Republic of Congo...

An Ebola vaccination campaign has begun in the city of Butembo, in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in a tweet on Monday. Health workers at Matanda health centre, where the first Ebola patient was treated, wer...

 2021-02-15 13:36 

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Ebola vaccination campaign begins in Democratic Republic of Congo...

An Ebola vaccination campaign has begun in the city of Butembo, in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in a tweet on Monday. Health workers at Matanda health centre, where the first Ebola patient was treated, wer...

 2021-02-14 17:22 

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Guinea declares Ebola epidemic: First deaths since 2016...

These are the first cases in West Africa, five years after the end of the world's deadliest outbreak....

 2021-02-14 09:30 

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Guinea reports eight Ebola cases including three deaths...

Eight people have tested positive for the Ebola virus in southeastern Guinea and three of them have died, Guinean health authorities said, the first possible resurgence of the disease there since the world's worst outbreak in 2013-2016. They fell ill ...

 2021-02-14 09:04 

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Eight people test positive for Ebola in Guinea, say state health authorities...

Eight people have tested positive for the Ebola virus in southeastern Guinea and three of them have died, Guinean health authorities said, the first resurgence of the disease there since the world's worst outbreak in 2013-2016....

 2021-02-12 14:48 

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Democratic Republic of Congo confirms third Ebola case in North Kivu province...

Democratic Republic of Congo has confirmed a third Ebola case this week in North Kivu province, provincial health minister Eugene Nzanzu Salita said on Friday. The case was found in Butembo, a city of over 1 million people and the epicentre of a major out...

 2021-02-11 09:20 

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Democratic Republic of Congo confirms two Ebola cases in resurgence of major outbreak...

Two people have contracted Ebola and died this week in Democratic Republic of Congo's North Kivu province, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the health ministry said in a statement. A 60-year-old woman who died on Wednesday in the district of Bi...

 2021-01-12 09:46 

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Ebola vaccines stockpiled against future outbreaks...

The World Health Organization and partners said Tuesday they are creating a global stockpile of Ebola vaccines to help stamp out future outbreaks. In a statement, WHO, Doctors Without Borders, UNICEF and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red C...

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