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DR Congo

Eleven new Ebola cases confirmed in DR Congo

Congo confirmed 11 new cases of Ebola in the northwest town Bikoro, a health ministry spokeswoman said, widening an outbreak the World Health Organisation (WHO) believes has already infected 44 people and killed 15.

 

“Very high” Ebola risk in DR Congo – WHO

Democratic Republic of Congo faces a “very high” public health risk from Ebola with the disease confirmed in a big city, the World Health Organization (WHO) said, raising its assessment from “high”.

DR Congo Ebola deaths

Democratic Republic of Congo reported 39 suspected, probable or confirmed cases of Ebola between April 4 and May 13, including 19 deaths, the World Health Organisation said.

Approval given for Ebola vaccine use in DR Congo

The World Health Organisation has been given the go-ahead by officials in Democratic Republic of Congo to import and use an experimental Ebola vaccine, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said.

Virunga Park closed to visitors

Rangers stopped tourists entering Democratic Republic of Congo’s Virunga National Park during investigations into the kidnapping of two Britons.
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