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 2021-10-01 19:46 

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US, EU call for 'full commitment' from WHO to prevent sexual violence...

Western governments on Friday called for "full commitment" from the World Health Organization to prevent a repeat of rapes and sexual abuse allegedly committed by its workers sent to fight Ebola in DR Congo.Main donors the United States, Britain, ...

 2021-10-01 17:08 

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US, EU call for 'full commitment' from WHO to prevent sexual violence...

Washington and Brussels joined with other Western capitals on Friday to call for "full commitment" from the World Health Organization to reform, after a damning report detailed rape and sexual abuse by its workers sent to fight Ebola in DR Congo.&...

 2021-09-17 07:26 

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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.The 79-year-old virologist was ...

 2021-09-15 15:26 

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Ebola virus in survivors can trigger outbreaks years after infection...

Ebola survivors can relapse and trigger outbreaks at least five years after infection, and long-term follow-up of former patients is needed to prevent devastating flare-ups, according to new research.Scientists already knew Ebola could lie dormant in surv...

 2021-09-15 15:24 

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Ebola: Profile of a dreaded killer...

Ebola, which could reappear years later in survivors according to a study published by the journal Nature on Wednesday, has killed more than 15,000 people since 1976.Here is a factfile on the widely feared disease:- Origins -Ebola is a viral haemorrhagic ...

 2021-08-24 23:44 

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Ivory Coast says first Ebola patient since 1994 has recovered...

A young Guinean woman who tested positive for the Ebola virus in Ivory Coast after arriving there two weeks ago has recovered from the disease, the Ivorian health ministry said Tuesday."We performed on the patient two biological tests which were negat...

 2021-08-19 15:36 

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WHO says 49 Ebola contact cases identified in I. Coast...

Forty-nine individuals have been identified who were in contact with a young Guinean woman who tested positive for the Ebola virus in Ivory Coast's biggest city Abidjan, the UN health agency said Thursday.The 18-year-old had travelled to Abidjan by bu...

 2021-08-17 15:32 

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Suspected second case of Ebola in Ivory Coast...

The UN health agency said Tuesday that a second suspected case of infection by the deadly Ebola virus had been detected in Ivory Coast.World Health Organization (WHO) spokesman Tarik Jasarevic said that as of Monday, there had been one confirmed and one s...

 2021-08-10 15:16 

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Factfile: The Marburg virus, Ebola's deadly cousin...

Guinea has recorded the first known case of Marburg virus, a lethal cousin to Ebola, the UN's World Health Organization (WHO) says.Here is a factfile on the disease (source: WHO, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).- What is Marburg? -Marbu...

 2021-08-10 00:18 

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First West African case of deadly Marburg virus detected: WHO...

Guinea confirmed a case of Marburg disease, the World Health Organization said on Monday, the first recorded in West Africa of the lethal virus that's related to Ebola and, like Covid-19, passed from animal hosts to humans.The virus, which is carried ...

 2021-06-19 13:42 

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WHO declares an end to second Ebola outbreak in Guinea...

The World Health Organization on Saturday officially announced the end of Guinea's second Ebola outbreak which was declared in February and claimed 12 lives.At 16 confirmed cases and seven probable infections according to WHO figures, the limited size...

 2021-05-12 12:14 

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New accusations of sexual abuse in DR Congo's Ebola drive...

Nearly two dozen women in DR Congo have come forward with allegations of sexual abuse by aid workers during an Ebola outbreak, adding to a scandal that broke last year, a report said on Wednesday.Twenty-two women have said they were sexually exploited or ...

 2021-03-08 01:20 

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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. The plague was first confirmed in this remote ar...

 2021-02-24 19:34 

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'Largely prepared': Guinea vaccinates to stop Ebola spread...

A man in a navy suit grinned as he left an airbase in Guinea's capital Conakry on Wednesday after being vaccinated for Ebola, one of the first to receive the jab since the deadly disease re-emerged in the West African country.He was among a handful of...

 2021-02-23 02:50 

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Delayed Ebola vaccination drive to begin in Guinea...

Guinea will launch an Ebola vaccination drive Tuesday after a flight delayed by a Saharan dust storm arrived carrying thousands of jabs, as the West African country fights to stamp out a resurgence of the deadly virus.The outbreak, declared last weekend, ...

 2021-02-21 15:36 

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Ebola death toll hits 4 in DR Congo as people 'resist' measures...

Four people have died from the hemorrhagic Ebola virus during a new outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo, officials said Sunday, warning that people are resisting measures to contain the highly contagious disease.Since the epidemic's resurgenc...

 2021-02-14 14:26 

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Guinea faces Ebola 'epidemic', health chief says...

A top Guinea health official said Sunday that the country has plunged into an Ebola "epidemic situation" with seven cases confirmed in the West African nation, including three deaths."Very early this morning, the Conakry laboratory confirmed t...

 2021-02-07 20:18 

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DR Congo announces 'resurgence' of Ebola...

DR Congo on Sunday announced a "resurgence" of Ebola in its troubled east after a woman died of the disease, just three months after authorities declared the end of the country's latest outbreak.The World Health Organization (WHO) said it had ...

 2021-02-07 17:28 

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DR Congo announces 'resurgence' of Ebola...

DR Congo on Sunday announced a "resurgence" of Ebola in its troubled east after a woman died of the disease, just three months after authorities declared the end of the country's previous outbreak."We have another episode of the Ebola viru...

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