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September 25, 2018 5:13 PM Mnuchin’s Fight With Activists Inspired Push to Revamp Low-Income Lending Rules

The Treasury secretary and OCC chief want to overhaul the Community Reinvestment Act, in part based on their experiences running OneWest Bank When Steven Mnuchin looked to sell his OneWest Bank for $3.4 billion in 2014, a community group with an $800,000 budget tried to block the deal. That led to a nine-hour public hearing where speakers compared the bank’s 47

August 24, 2018 6:49 PM Former CDC director Frieden arrested for sexual abuse

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Thomas Frieden, a former director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), was arrested in New York City on Friday on charges of sexual abuse, forcible touching and harassment of a woman last year, the New York Police Department said. Frieden, who also once served as New York City’s health commissioner, turned 64

August 14, 2018 4:55 PM Ebola Outbreak Spreads to Conflict Zone in Democratic Republic of Congo

Health ministry says deadly virus has jumped to province in the east, near Uganda and Rwanda, raising the threat of a wider outbreak KAMPALA, Uganda—A deadly outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo has spread outside the province of North Kivu, the country’s health ministry said Tuesday, entering for the first time an active conflict zone and raising 37

August 8, 2018 2:05 PM Health workers in Congo being vaccinated against Ebola: WHO

GENEVA (Reuters) - Vaccination of health workers against the deadly Ebola virus has begun in the Democratic Republic of Congo to try to halt an outbreak in the volatile east of the country, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday. So far 43 people are believed to have been infected in North Kivu and Ituri provinces, including 36 who have died, Congo’s 74

August 5, 2018 6:50 PM Ebola vaccinations in eastern Congo due to begin on Wednesday

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - Vaccinations against a new outbreak of Ebola virus in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo are due to begin on Wednesday, a senior official at the health ministry said on Sunday. The experimental vaccine, which is manufactured by Merck, proved successful during its first wide-scale usage against an outbreak 79

August 1, 2018 3:01 PM Congo confirms 4 Ebola cases week after outbreak ends

A health worker was sprayed with chlorine after visiting the isolation ward at Bikoro hospital in May. (Reuters) KINSHASA, Congo – Congo's health ministry says at least four new cases of Ebola have emerged in the country's east, just a week after an outbreak in the northwest was declared over. The ministry says there is no indication the two epidemics 173

July 24, 2018 1:40 PM Congo's Ebola outbreak over, health ministry says

DAKAR (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo’s health ministry on Tuesday declared an end to an Ebola outbreak believed to have killed 33 people, after 42 days with no new cases. The outbreak, first detected in northwest Congo in April, was dealt with rapidly by the World Health Organization and Congolese authorities, including the deployment of an experimental 80

June 4, 2018 2:51 PM Medical workers in Congo city finish vaccinating contacts of Ebola patients

KINSHASA (Reuters) - Medical workers in Democratic Republic of Congo have given all the immediate contacts of Ebola patients in the city of Mbandaka an experimental vaccine as they try to thwart a disease that has killed around 25 people, the health ministry said. Ebola spreads easily through bodily fluids and the medical strategy involves vaccinating 92

May 29, 2018 3:43 PM WHO's Congo Ebola plan assumes 100-300 cases over three months

GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization said it was assuming 100-300 cases of Ebola in Democratic Republic of Congo over a three-month timeline, under a revised strategic response plan it published on Tuesday. The WHO, which said the figure is not a prediction, had assumed there would be 80-100 cases in an earlier version of the plan, based 74

May 23, 2018 6:00 PM 2 Ebola patients die after slipping out of quarantine in Congo, officials say

World Health Organization workers prepare a centre for vaccination in the port city of Mbandaka (Copyright Reuters 2018) MBANDAKA – Three patients infected with the Ebola virus slipped out of an isolation ward at a hospital in the Congolese city of Mbandaka, health officials said, as medics raced to stop the deadly disease from spreading in the busy river 111