Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

DR Congo records Ebola case five months after last outbreak

One Ebola case has been recorded in the Democratic Republic of Congo, five months after the latest epidemic of the disease in the country was declared over, the government said on Friday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Ebola: Profile of a dreaded killer

Ebola, which could reappear years later in survivors according to a study published by the journal Nature on Wednesday, has killed more than 15,000 people since 1976.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Congo Ebola outbreak declared over

(HealthDay)—The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is over, according to the country's health officials and the World Health Organization.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

DR Congo starts countdown to end of Ebola outbreak in east

The Democratic Republic of Congo, where the deadly Ebola virus first emerged in 1976, has begun a countdown to the official end of its latest outbreak, this time in the east of the country, health authorities said Tuesday.

Vaccination

Countries halting AstraZeneca vaccine

The EU's three biggest countries—France, Italy and Germany—are the latest to suspend AstraZeneca's COVID-19 shots because of fears over blood clots and other possible side effects, despite the company and the WHO insisting ...

Vaccination

Covax details rollout of 238 million vaccine doses

Pakistan, Nigeria and Indonesia will be among the biggest recipients of free COVID-19 vaccines before June—more than 10 million doses each—the Covax scheme announced Tuesday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

DR Congo starts Ebola vaccination after new outbreak

Health workers in eastern DR Congo have begun an Ebola vaccination drive after four cases, two of them fatal, surfaced just three months after the country's last outbreak of the disease, the UN said.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

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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