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
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'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.
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'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.
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.
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.
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 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.