Epidemics

Uganda begins Ebola vaccinations amid Congo transmission fears

Uganda begins Ebola vaccinations amid Congo transmission fears

Published 02/11/2018

KAMPALA (Reuters) - Uganda says it will start to vaccinate some of its health workers against Ebola on Monday, amid fears that the viral haemorrhagic [more…]

Congo’s Ebola outbreak to worsen without stepped-up response: WHO…

Congo’s Ebola outbreak to worsen without stepped-up response: WHO…

Published 17/10/2018

GENEVA (Reuters) - The Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo is likely to worsen significantly unless the response to it is stepped up, an [more…]

Five new Ebola cases confirmed in eastern Congo: health ministry

Five new Ebola cases confirmed in eastern Congo: health ministry

Published 06/10/2018

KINSHASA (Reuters) - The Congolese health ministry on Saturday reported a further five confirmed cases of Ebola in the east of the Democratic Republic of [more…]

Ebola fight has new science but faces old hurdles in restive Congo

Ebola fight has new science but faces old hurdles in restive Congo

Published 10/09/2018

BENI, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - When Esperance Nzavaki heard she was cured of Ebola after three weeks of cutting-edge care at a medical [more…]

India’s flood-hit Kerala state faces shortages of ‘rat fever’ drug

India’s flood-hit Kerala state faces shortages of ‘rat fever’ drug

Published 04/09/2018

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India’s flood-ravaged Kerala state is facing shortages of a drug that fights an infectious bacterial disease after the worst flooding in [more…]

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…]

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…]