Gulf Times - Ebola-outbreak
Militants kill at least 18 civilians in Congo's Ebola zone

Militants kill at least 18 civilians in Congo's Ebola zone

Suspected militiamen have killed at least 18 civilians in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, near the epicentre of an Ebola outbreak, an army spokesman said on Friday.

DR Congo Ebola death toll hits 26 as vaccinations start

DR Congo Ebola death toll hits 26 as vaccinations start

The two cases occurred at Bikoro, a remote area where the outbreak began and then spread to Mbandaka -- an event that has deeply worried health experts.

WHO says Ebola outbreak has spread to DR Congo city

WHO says Ebola outbreak has spread to DR Congo city

The outbreak, publicly declared on May 8, had previously been reported in a rural area of Equateur that lies roughly 150 kilometres from Mbandaka.

WHO chief heads to DR Congo over latest Ebola outbreak

WHO chief heads to DR Congo over latest Ebola outbreak

The head of the World Health Organisation was due in DR Congo on Saturday to aid preparations for "all scenarios" in combating the latest Ebola outbreak.

Ebola outbreak declared in northeast DR Congo

Ebola outbreak declared in northeast DR Congo

An Ebola outbreak has been declared in northeast Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organisation said on Friday, after the virus caused three deaths in the area since April 22.