Seven deaths were recorded over the last three days, including three community deaths in Katwa, Butembo, and Vuhovi. Community deaths, which occur outside of a hospital or Ebola treatment center, raise the risk of Ebola transmission.
According to Dr. Maza, interim coordinator of the Ebola response in the city of Beni in North Kivu province, new confirmed cases of Ebola in the city are becoming rare.
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has teamed up with the U.S.-based Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to collect, analyze and implement new strategies in "real time" to tackle the major concerns of people faced with the disease.
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has suspended work in an area of Democratic Republic of Congo close to where authorities are fighting an outbreak of Ebola, after two local staff members were abducted by gunmen.
The baby adds to a case total of 829, including 768 confirmed cases and 61 probable. Another 201 suspected cases are under investigation in what is now the second-largest Ebola outbreak in global history.
The crisis is showing no signs of slowing down; as the number of new cases spiked last month, jumping from 20 to 40 reported infections per week.
Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) will participate in an ongoing randomized controlled trial of four potential Ebola treatments in North Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, the international medical humanitarian organization said Tuesday.
Wednesday, February 06, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) ministry of health confirmed one new Ebola infection in Katwa and reported two new deaths from Katwa and Butembo.
An international group of public health experts on Monday, January 4, called on the World Health Organization (WHO) to convene an emergency committee to consider declaring Congo’s Ebola outbreak an international public health emergency.
Transmission has either been halted or significantly reduced in a number of the areas where the disease has spread.