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DR Congo announces end of latest Ebola epidemic

DR Congo on Wednesday declared the end of its latest Ebola epidemic, closing the file on an outbreak in the northwestern province of Equateur that claimed 55 lives in nearly six months.

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DR Congo's latest Ebola outbreak 'under control'

The latest Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo is now under control, the man leading the fight against the disease said on Saturday.

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COVID-19: Developing nations face different risks

As the novel coronavirus pandemic continues to impact countries worldwide, we've seen how nations around the world are working to mobilize populations, resources, and government assistance to mitigate spread of the virus ...

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COVID-19 pandemic puts WHO back in hot seat

The UN's health agency has faced criticism in the past for overreacting and for moving too slowly in fighting epidemics, but it has rarely faced as much scrutiny as with the coronavirus pandemic.

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DR Congo city locks down as more African nations report deaths

Democratic Republic of Congo's second largest city began a 48-hour lockdown and three more African countries led by Nigeria announced coronavirus fatalities Monday as the disease extended its reach south of the Sahara.

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DR Congo hopes to declare end to Ebola outbreak in April

DR Congo health officials said Monday they were "keeping fingers crossed" to declare a deadly 19-month Ebola epidemic over next month, while monitoring former patients for signs of the virus.

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