The World Health Organization (WHO) issued the Health Emergency declaration on Wednesday, July 17, as the Ebola virus has infected over 2,500 people, and killed more than 1,660 during the current outbreak.
The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has confirmed the first case of Ebola in the city of Goma, a major urban center and transportation hub in the country.
A 40-year-old woman infected with Ebola from almost 289 miles away in Beni, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) was found not far from South Sudan.
Infectious disease response decision-making can be hindered by both epidemiological and operational uncertainty. Epidemiological and operational uncertainties are rarely addressed concurrently in epidemic studies. Researchers describe an approach to simultaneously address both sources of uncertainty and determine which source most impedes decision-making.
An official with the US Agency for International Development (USAID) reported that four major donors have jump-started a new "strategic plan" for coordinating response efforts.
Societal instability and military conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has created an ideal environment for Ebola to spread. Healthcare and other aid workers have been attacked by militias, forcing medical groups to close down treatment units and curtail vaccination programs resulting in new infections.
A senior global development reporter discussed his recent trip to North Kivu, which is at the center of the current Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
A highly effective Ebola vaccine that has been used for the first time during the current Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is in limited supply prompting a discussion of if and how to deploy a second new Ebola vaccine to supplement the limited supplies.
The current Ebola crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has recorded over 2,100 cases in just over a year. Global health authorities have been unable to control the current outbreak due to political, security and cultural complications.
The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Health Ministry reported that as of June 23, 1,506 people have died out of 2,239 recorded Ebola cases during the current outbreak.