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January 13, 2019 3:00 AM American monitored for possible Ebola exposure released, having ‘never developed’ disease, Nebraska medical facility says

An American who was being monitored in Nebraska after possibly being exposed to Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo was released from care on Saturday, having “never developed” the disease, the medical facility announced. (Nebraska Medicine) An American who was being monitored in Nebraska after possibly being exposed to Ebola in the Democratic 260

January 13, 2019 1:07 AM U.S. medic declared Ebola-free, leaves Nebraska quarantine

(Reuters) - A U.S. healthcare worker who was being monitored for the Ebola virus after treating patients in the Democratic Republic of Congo was released from a Nebraska hospital on Saturday after doctors said they had seen no signs of the deadly disease. The individual, whose name was not released for privacy reasons, did not develop Ebola symptoms 125

January 11, 2019 4:05 AM Beware of Měnglà: New virus similar to Ebola found in bats in China

The Měnglà virus was found in fruit bats in China, and potentially could infect humans and other animals, scientists have said. (iStock, File) A new virus similar to Ebola has been discovered in China, according to reports. The Měnglà virus was found in fruit bats, and potentially could infect humans and other animals, according to a study published 148

December 27, 2018 10:06 AM Congolese soldiers fire in air to disperse election protesters

KINSHASA (Reuters) - Soldiers in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo city of Beni fired in the air on Thursday to disperse people protesting outside the electoral commission’s office about their exclusion from Sunday’s presidential vote, a witness told Reuters. Dozens of people had taken to the streets of Beni, where they have barricaded roads and burned 89

December 10, 2018 12:47 PM South Sudan health workers to get Ebola shots as Congo outbreak grows

(Reuters) - Some 2,000 healthcare and frontline workers in South Sudan are to be offered Ebola vaccines to try to stop any importation of the viral disease from an epidemic in Congo, the World Health Organization said on Monday. South Sudan is one of the three countries - with Uganda and Rwanda - that the WHO said are “at very high risk” of having Ebola 107

December 5, 2018 2:34 PM Sierra Leone doctors strike over conditions, nurses may follow

FREETOWN (Reuters) - Doctors in Sierra Leone’s public hospitals were on strike on Wednesday to protest against low wages and poor working conditions, and nurses said they may follow suit. Sierra Leone is one of Africa’s poorest countries and its public hospitals lack equipment. The 2014-2016 Ebola epidemic killed nearly 4000 people, including more than 250 medical 112

November 23, 2018 3:09 PM Ebola in Congo now infecting newborn babies, UN says

The World Health Organization says a worrying number of the newest Ebola cases amid Congo's ongoing outbreak are in patients not usually known to catch the disease: babies. In an update published this week, the U.N. health agency reported 36 new confirmed cases of Ebola, including seven in newborn babies and infants younger than 2 years old. Six cases 76

November 9, 2018 1:58 AM U.S. concerned about Ebola outbreak in Congo conflict zone: official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is worried about the outbreak of Ebola in conflict-hit eastern Congo where there are 312 confirmed and probable cases and 191 deaths, a USAID official said on Thursday. “We are absolutely concerned about the ongoing outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo,” the senior USAID official, who is working with response 117

October 30, 2018 4:41 PM U.N. Demands Immediate End to Armed Attacks in Ebola-Impacted Areas of Congo

(UNITED NATIONS) — The U.N. Security Council has unanimously adopted a resolution calling for an immediate halt to attacks by armed groups in Congo that are jeopardizing the response to the Ebola outbreak. A resolution adopted Tuesday said the security situation in the areas affected by the Ebola outbreak “is severely hampering the response efforts and facilitating 79

October 15, 2018 2:39 PM WHO emergency committee to meet on Congo's Ebola outbreak

GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization (WHO) will convene an emergency committee on Wednesday to decide whether Democratic Republic of Congo’s Ebola outbreak constitutes a public health emergency of international concern, the global health body said on Monday. The committee of independent experts may make recommendations to manage the outbreak 104