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 ...

'Perfect storm' of risks threatens DRC Ebola response: WHO

'Perfect storm' of risks threatens DRC Ebola response: WHO

Efforts to contain the latest Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo are being threatened by a ‘perfect storm’ of challenges, including rebel violence and pre-election turbulence ...

WHO extremely concerned about Ebola "perfect storm" in Congo

WHO extremely concerned about Ebola "perfect storm" in Congo

The World Health Organization said on Tuesday that an Ebola outbreak in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo could worsen rapidly because of attacks by armed groups, community resistance and the geographic spread of the disease.

Aid groups halt Ebola work as Congo raid toll hits 21

Aid groups halt Ebola work as Congo raid toll hits 21

The death toll from a weekend attack in DR Congo's restive east rose to 21 on Monday, with the violence prompting aid groups to suspend their Ebola work in the area.

Uganda monitors border as Congo's Ebola death toll at 97

Uganda monitors border as Congo's Ebola death toll at 97

Ninety-seven people have died of suspected Ebola in eastern Congo, according to the health ministry, as neighbouring Uganda works to combat the spread of the virus across the border.

Ebola fight has new science but faces old hurdles in restive Congo

Ebola fight has new science but faces old hurdles in restive Congo

When Esperance Nzavaki heard she was cured of Ebola after three weeks of cutting-edge care at a medical centre in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, she raised her arms to the sky with joy and praised the Lord.

Congo Ebola outbreak not yet stabilised - WHO chief

Congo Ebola outbreak not yet stabilised - WHO chief

It is too soon to say that an outbreak of Ebola in Democratic Republic of Congo is stabilising due to difficulties identifying new cases near rebel-controlled areas, World Health Organization (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Wednesday.