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
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.