Articles tagged "ebola outbreak"

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Ebola virus disease spreads to Uganda

The Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization (WHO) have confirmed a case of Ebola Virus Disease in Uganda. Although there have been numerous previous alerts, this is the first confirmed case in Uganda during the Ebola outbreak on-going in neighboring...

June 12, 2019

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Ebola outbreak unlikely to be contained, DR Congo

At least 1 117 people have died in world's second largest Ebola outbreak currently affecting DR Congo. WHO said the outbreak is 'unlikely' to be contained amid continued insecurity. Since the beginning of the epidemic, the accumulated cases rose to 1...

May 13, 2019

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Ebola claims over 1 000 lives in DR Congo, world's second-deadliest outbreak

More than 1 000 people have died as Ebola outbreak in Congo's North Kivu continues worsening. An alarming number of cases was reported in recent days across multiple hotspots. Since the beginning of the epidemic in August 2018, the accumulated number of cases is...

May 06, 2019

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World's second-largest Ebola outbreak spreads to major city, DR Congo

World's second-largest Ebola outbreak has spread to the city of Butembo (population 1 million), the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). New cases are increasing quickly in Butembo's eastern suburbs and outlying, isolated districts, sparking fears of its...

December 10, 2018

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WHO: Ebola outbreak could create a 'perfect storm' over the next weeks and months

Ebola outbreak in the northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo could rapidly worsen and create a potential perfect storm over the next weeks and months, WHO said September 25, 2018. The worsening situation is expected due to attacks by armed groups, community...

September 25, 2018

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Ebola outbreak declared in Democratic Republic of Congo, 17 deaths confirmed

At least 17 people have died in the north-west part of the Democratic Republic of Congo, where health officials have confirmed an outbreak of Ebola, the health ministry has said. The declaration of outbreak came after laboratory results confirmed two cases of the...

May 09, 2018

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Ebola outbreak declared in Democratic Republic of Congo

Health authorities are reporting an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo. This is the first Ebola outbreak since the end of the West Africa outbreak in 2016, and the first in the country since November 2014. The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)...

May 16, 2017

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Scientist who discovered Ebola calls rising viral pandemic an 'unimaginable catastrophe'

The scientist who discovered the Ebola virus in 1976 after a pilot brought him a blood sample from a Belgian nun who had mysteriously fallen ill in Zaire says the disease has pandemic potential and he now fears that the world is on the edge of an "unimaginable cata

October 12, 2014

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Virus researchers say Ebola could spread through air - and even spread without symptoms

The chorus of U.S. health officials constantly reassuring the public that Ebola can't transmit through the air is quickly tailing off, as virologists and other disease experts say "not so fast." Health experts know very little about the nature of the

October 09, 2014

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Sierra Leone announces indefinite citizen lockdown: two million people forced into endless quarantine as food prices skyrocket

High-density population areas of Sierra Leone have just been locked down in the largest pandemic quarantine in history, and it's already causing a collapse of the food delivery infrastructure. The local government says forced isolation orders will remain in effect u

September 26, 2014

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Liberia warns of total collapse of its government due to Ebola outbreak

The death toll from Ebola is surging in West Africa, and officials in Liberia are warning that the entire country could collapse from the devastation. Speaking at a recent meeting of the United Nations Security Council, Liberia's Minister of National Defense, Browni

September 22, 2014

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Sierra Leone's 6 million residents endure mandatory three-day confinement to their homes

An unprecedented national lockdown is about to take place in Sierra Leone, one of the three West African countries most embattled by the worst Ebola outbreak in history. Reports indicate that Sierra Leone's 6 million residents are being asked to stay home for three

September 21, 2014

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Ebola death toll passes 2 400, WHO pleads for more aid to West Africa

In an unexpected turn of events, Cuba has announced that it will send over the largest medical team yet to aid West Africa during the worst Ebola outbreak in history. More than 2 400 people have now died of Ebola, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), prompt

September 18, 2014

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Liberia runs out of hospital beds as Ebola cases increase exponentially, overwhelming healthcare system

As West Africa's Ebola epidemic continues to worsen, local healthcare systems are being completely overwhelmed. In Liberia, the World Health Organization (WHO) reports, there is not a single bed available for any more patients.The WHO reports that more than 4,200 ca

September 12, 2014

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Ebola – Catastrophic pandemic

If you are not taking the threat of Ebola seriously, you are making a big mistake. President Barack Obama takes it very seriously and has just signed an amendment to an executive order allowing him to mandate the apprehension and detention of Americans who mer

August 04, 2014

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Death toll from Ebola outbreak reaches 603, West Africa

The World Health Organization (WHO) continues to closely monitor the evolving Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. The current epidemic trend in Sierra Leone and Liberia remains serious, with high numbers of new cases and deaths being

July 15, 2014