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Rebel attack in Congo Ebola zone kills 18

23 Sep 2018

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo At least 14 civilians and four soldiers were killed on Saturday in a six-hour attack by rebels on the town of Beni in eastern Congo, the army and local officials said, disrupting efforts to contain an Ebola epidemic in the area.

Rebel attack in Congo Ebola zone kills at least 14 civilians

23 Sep 2018

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo Sept 23 At least 14 civilians were killed on Saturday in a six-hour attack by rebels on the town of Beni in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, local officials told Reuters, warning the unrest may hamper efforts to quash an Ebola epidemic in the area.

Ebola fight has new science but faces old hurdles in restive Congo

10 Sep 2018

BENI, Democratic Republic of Congo When Esperance Nzavaki heard she was cured of Ebola after three weeks of cutting-edge care at a medical center in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, she raised her arms to the sky with joy and praised the Lord. | Video

Ebola fight has new science but faces old hurdles in restive Congo

10 Sep 2018

* First confirmed death recorded in key trading hub last week

UPDATE 2-Congo records first Ebola death in major eastern trade hub

05 Sep 2018

GOMA, Congo, Sept 5 Democratic Republic of Congo has recorded its first death from Ebola in the eastern trading hub of Butembo, a city of almost a million with links to Uganda that could complicate efforts to control the outbreak, health officials said on Wednesday.

No handshakes, no helmets in eastern Congo city preparing for Ebola

16 Aug 2018

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo A mobile blood-testing lab. Hand-washing stations on street corners. Motorcycle taxi drivers forbidden from sharing spare helmets. If Ebola is coming, the city of Goma in eastern Congo wants to be ready.

Congo starts using experimental Ebola treatment

14 Aug 2018

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo/GENEVA Democratic Republic of Congo has started using the experimental mAb114 Ebola treatment to counter the latest flare-up of the virus, health officials said on Tuesday, the first time it has been deployed against an active outbreak.

Congo starts vaccinating health workers against Ebola

08 Aug 2018

MANGINA, Congo Congolese officials and the World Health Organization began vaccinating health workers against the deadly Ebola virus on Wednesday, to try to halt an outbreak in Congo's volatile east.

Congo Ebola outbreak poses high regional risk, says WHO

03 Aug 2018

GENEVA/GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo An Ebola outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo is likely spread over tens of kilometres and poses a high regional risk given its proximity to borders, a World Health Organization (WHO) official said on Thursday. | Video

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