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Latest deadly Ebola virus outbreak in DR Congo declared over

New York: The 12th Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), was declared officially over on Monday, just three months after the first case was reported in North Kivu, but it marks the end of the country’s fourth outbreak of the deadly disease in less than three years, said the World Health Organization (WHO).

1,600 vaccinated in Guinea Ebola virus outbreak but more jabs needed: WHO

New York: More than 1,600 people have received Ebola virus vaccinations in Guinea where four have died in a new outbreak, but more lifesaving jabs will be needed to contain the disease, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday.

West Africa steps up efforts to tackle latest Ebola threat

New York: As a new Ebola outbreak threatens Guinea, six neighboring countries are urgently scaling up preparation and response efforts to prevent the further spread of the deadly virus, the UN World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday.

Guinea’s Ebola vaccination postponed amid problems with delivery: Local WHO Branch

Moscow/Sputnik: Ebola vaccination in Guinea is being delayed as the plane carrying a batch of vaccine doses was unable to land, the Guinea branch of the World Health Organization (WHO) said.

White House vows US help to stop Ebola outbreaks in Africa

Washington/Sputnik: The United States will do everything in its power to stop resurgent outbreaks of the potentially lethal Ebola disease in countries in Africa, White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki said in a statement on Tuesday.

Two die as new Ebola outbreak declared in southern Guinea

New York: Guinean health authorities have declared an outbreak of Ebola in a rural community in the south of the country, with at least seven people infected, two of whom died, the UN World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed on Sunday.  

WHO aware of three reported deaths from Ebola in Guinea

Moscow/Sputnik: The World Health Organization (WHO) is supporting the authorities in Guinea, where at least three deaths from Ebola have been reported.

UN agencies and partners establish global Ebola vaccine stockpile

New York: In a major milestone in the fight against deadly diseases, United Nations agencies and humanitarian partners announced on Tuesday, the establishment of a global Ebola vaccine stockpile, to help control future epidemics by ensuring timely access to vaccines for populations at risk, during outbreaks.

WHO regional department in DR Congo says 11th outbreak of Ebola virus defeated

Moscow/Sputnik: DR Congo has overcome the eleventh outbreak of the Ebola virus, which had been circulating for half a year in the Central African nation, the World Health Organization (WHO) regional department announced on Wednesday.

WHO warns against potential Ebola spread in DR Congo and beyond

New York: Ebola is spreading in a western province in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), raising fears that the disease could reach neighbouring Republic of Congo and even the capital, Kinshasa, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday.

WHO concerned about growing Ebola outbreak in DR Congo

New York: The World Health Organization (WHO) and partners are concerned about the growing Ebola outbreak in the northwestern province of Equateur, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), as they face critical funding gaps amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the UN health agency said on Thursday

WHO to support DR Congo as Ebola resurfaces in the northwest

New York: The World Health Organization (WHO) will assist the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) as it confronts a new Ebola outbreak in the northwest amid the novel coronavirus pandemic and other challenges, agency chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Monday.

DR Congo: With Ebola on the wane, UN agencies prepare to combat coronavirus

New York/IBNS: After more than a year of battling an Ebola virus outbreak that killed more than 2,200 people, UN officials are “cautiously optimistic” that the epidemic in the northeast Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) will soon be history as the country gears up to face the emerging threat of coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

Newly licensed vaccine, ‘milestone in the fight’ against Ebola in Africa, UN health agency

New York/IBNS: Four countries in Africa have licensed an Ebola vaccine to “cement hard-fought progress” in keeping their people safe from the deadly disease, the UN health agency said on Friday.

DR Congo Ebola outbreak still an international public health concern

New York/IBNS: The Ebola virus disease outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) remains an international public health concern, experts meeting in Geneva concluded on Wednesday.