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Ebola spreads to remote, militia-run Congo territory

Ebola spreads to remote, militia-run Congo territory

Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo have confirmed a new case of Ebola in the remote, militia-controlled territory of Walikale

Second Ebola patient in major Congo city dies, a year after outbreak

Second Ebola patient in major Congo city dies, a year after outbreak

The second patient infected with the Ebola virus in Congo's major city of Goma has died, almost exactly a year after the start of the epidemic

Central Africa routes on airlines' radar over Ebola

Central Africa routes on airlines' radar over Ebola

The World Health Organisation (WHO) recently sounded the highest alarm over Ebola, a highly contagious disease, which has already killed more than 1,600 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo...

Congo health minister resigns over government handling of Ebola

Congo health minister resigns over government handling of Ebola

Congo's health minister, Oly Ilunga, resigned on Monday in protest at the presidency's announcement last week that it was stripping his team of control over the response to the Ebola outbreak.

DR Congo urges calm after Ebola case in key city

DR Congo urges calm after Ebola case in key city

Authorities in Democratic Republic of Congo have appealed for calm after an evangelical preacher fell ill with Ebola in the eastern city of Goma, the first recorded case of the disease in the urban hub in a nearly year-old epidemic.

Tanzania 'in danger' following Ebola cases in neighbour Uganda: minister

Tanzania 'in danger' following Ebola cases in neighbour Uganda: minister

Tanzania's health minister issued an Ebola 'alert' Sunday after the disease, which has killed over 1,400 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo, appeared in their shared neighbour, Uganda.

Second patient dies of Ebola in Uganda, as death toll climbs in DRC

Second patient dies of Ebola in Uganda, as death toll climbs in DRC

Uganda on Thursday recorded its second Ebola fatality since the virus spread from neighbouring DR Congo, where officials said a 10-month-old epidemic had now killed more than 1,400 people.

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.