Communicable Diseases

Militia threat hampers Ebola fight in Congo as disease kills 47

Militia threat hampers Ebola fight in Congo as disease kills 47

Published 17/08/2018

GENEVA (Reuters) - Militia violence in Democratic Republic of Congo has prevented aid workers from reaching some potential cases in an outbreak of Ebola that [more…]

Ebola vaccinations in eastern Congo due to begin on Wednesday

Ebola vaccinations in eastern Congo due to begin on Wednesday

Published 05/08/2018

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - Vaccinations against a new outbreak of Ebola virus in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo are due to begin [more…]

Eastern Congo Ebola outbreak believed to have killed 33: health…

Eastern Congo Ebola outbreak believed to have killed 33: health…

Published 04/08/2018

DAKAR (Reuters) - An outbreak of the Ebola virus declared this week in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo is believed to have killed 33 people, [more…]

Congo Ebola outbreak poses high regional risk, says WHO

Congo Ebola outbreak poses high regional risk, says WHO

Published 03/08/2018

GENEVA/GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - An Ebola outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo is likely spread over tens of kilometres and poses [more…]

Most doctors would give HIV prevention drugs to teens

Most doctors would give HIV prevention drugs to teens

Published 25/06/2018

(Reuters Health) - Last month U.S. regulators said a pill that helps prevent infection with HIV is safe for use by adolescents, and a study [more…]

India steps up hunt for origin of mysterious brain-damaging virus

India steps up hunt for origin of mysterious brain-damaging virus

Published 28/05/2018

MUMBAI/KOCHI (Reuters) - India began a fresh round of tests to trace the origin of a rare brain-damaging virus that has killed 13 people, a [more…]

Congo to begin Ebola vaccinations on Monday

Congo to begin Ebola vaccinations on Monday

Published 20/05/2018

MBANDAKA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - Health workers in Democratic Republic of Congo will begin a vaccination campaign on Monday aimed at containing an [more…]

In Congo city where Ebola resides, fear but not panic

In Congo city where Ebola resides, fear but not panic

Published 19/05/2018

MBANDAKA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - In the city of Mbandaka in northwest Congo, Mbombo Roge does not shake hands with friends anymore: Ebola [more…]

Congo’s Ebola not an international emergency, can be controlled -WHO

Congo’s Ebola not an international emergency, can be controlled -WHO

Published 18/05/2018

GENEVA/KINSHASA (Reuters) - The Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo can be brought under control and is not an international public health emergency, experts [more…]

Congo northwest city Mbandaka confirms three new Ebola cases

Congo northwest city Mbandaka confirms three new Ebola cases

Published 18/05/2018

KINSHASA (Reuters) - Three new cases of Ebola were confirmed in northwest Congo’s regional capital of Mbandaka on Friday, in a part of the city [more…]