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.
With over 700 volunteers the Red Cross has been collecting community feedback during the Democratic Republic of Congo's current Ebola outbreak.
Violence keeps forcing Ebola responders to pause key activities, and it is not entirely clear who is behind the violence and why.
There have been 1914 confirmed and 94 probable Ebola cases with new cases being reported at a rate of around 10 every day.
The response to the Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has had interim successes, but the risk of local and regional spread remains high due to a high proportion of outbreak deaths occurring outside treatment centers coupled with low proportions of new patients who were known contacts.