Since Ebola was identified in Chowe in the Democratic Republic of Cono, 35 World Health Organization (WHO) staff are working in Chowe alongside Medecins Sans Frontieres, UNICEF, the World Food Programme and the US Centres for Disease Control (CDC) to ensure that every person at risk is identified, followed up, and that everyone is being vaccinated.
Aid workers in the Democratic Republic of Congo's (DRC) Goma city are warning that Ebola may spread because of limited clean water.
On August 221, 2019 the World Health Organization (WHO) stated the third case of Ebola was identified in South Kivu province. The individual was a patient who contracted the virus at a health center where other Ebola patients had been treated.
A fourth case of Ebola has been detected in the city of Goma. Healthcare workers in the city are working quickly to contain the spread of the virus throughout Goma.
The source of the second confirmed Ebola case in Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo is still unknown. All of those in contact with the patient before he died are now receiving experimental, but effective vaccines.
As the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Ebola outbreak reaches its anniversary, the number of cases continue to surge. Health officials recorded 41 more cases since the end of last week (July 27), with 12 of those cases reported yesterday (July 29).
The current Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo is ravaging the city of Beni in large part because many sick people are staying home where they unknowingly infect caregivers and those who mourn them.
Previous Ebola epidemics have been major news while the current outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has not despite it being the second largest on record.
When current Ebola otbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) began a year ago, the global stockpile of a new, promising vaccine was 300,000 doses. But as the virus continues to spread geographically, the supply of the new vaccine is dwindling, and is expected to run out before the outbreak ends.
Butembo, a trading city in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), relies on ‘taxi-motos,’ but the taxi unions are resistant to helping government Ebola response efforts – and their bikes could be spreading the disease