The Ebola outbreak zone is also a war zone, which makes fighting this disease an increasingly difficult battle.
Doctors Without Borders stopped Ebola prevention operations and other services in a town in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) due to the presence of armed government forces inside several health facilities in Biakato.
Jeremy Farrar, a world expert on diseases, tells of the fight against the deadly virus that spread fear this decade – and how to prepare for the health battles to com
The CUBE is a significant improvement in rapid response to disease outbreaks. Each requires only three hours set-up, costs 18,000 dollars, weighs 250kg packed into three bags, and is re-usable.
An attack on front-line responders to the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo thretaens the progress made in bringing the current outbreak to an end. The current outbreak has killed more than 2,200 people over the past 16 months and has proved difficult to stamp out due to conditions in the response areas.
The World Health Organization (WHO) and the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Tuesday, November 26, evacuated dozens of personnel working on the Ebola epidemic from the town of Beni due to the worsening security situation. On Sunday, rebels killed eight people in an overnight raid.
Amid attacks on civilians by armed groups in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), an Ebola death “unlinked to any chain of transmission” risks reversing major gains against the epidemic, which is now down to just a handful of cases.
Security measures for staff helping to fight health emergencies need to be stepped up urgently, a World Health Organization(WHO) agency official has said.
Identifying and vaccinating Ebola patient contacts is crucial to protect people at risk and poses one of the major challenges in containing the outbreak.
On September 10, 2019, through its regular event-based surveillance process, WHO received unofficial reports regarding the death of a person with suspected Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) case in Dar es Salaam, United Republic of Tanzania. On September 11, 2019, through its regular event-based surveillance process, WHO was made aware of unofficial reports that a RT-PCR test performed at the Tanzanian National Health Laboratory was positive for EVD for this patient.