A 50-year-old woman infected with Ebola has died in Uganda, a day after her grandson died - these are the first two Ebola cases reported in Uganda since the virus spread from Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
The World Health Organization (WHO) is considering whether to declare the Ebola outbreak in central Africa a global health crisis after cases spread to Uganda from Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) activation of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) at Level 3, the lowest level of activation, allows the CDC to provide increased operational support for the response to meet the outbreak’s evolving challenges.
The Rwandan Government is tightening border surveillance after the Ebola outbreak crossed the frontier from eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) into Uganda. Rwanda borders both countries.
A 5-year-old Congolese boy traveling in Uganda has died from the Ebola virus - the first Ebola infection outside the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) since an outbreak began. The World Health Organization (WHO) has also reported via Twitter two more Ebola cases in Uganda - relatives of the deceased boy.
The World Health Organization (WHO) African regional office has noted a decline in weekly Ebola cases in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
Saila-Ngita, a veterinarian and global health expert based in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), spoke with Tufts Now about the history of Ebola in the DRC and why the current outbreak seems to have such a grip on the country.
Robert Redfield, director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), predicted that responders in the Democratic Republic of the Congo will exhaust the current supply of Ebola vaccine before manufacturers can produce more.
About one quarter of Ebola infections in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s current outbreak are estimated to be going undetected or found too late, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
Thieves robbed an Ebola lab of laptops and a GeneXpert device used to test virus samples, and hundreds of protesters took to the streets and several commercial activities were paralyzed in Beni.