Ebola virus infects 300 people in eastern Congo
The deadly Ebola virus has infected 300 people in Congo since an outbreak erupted almost two months ago in the country’s east, the health ministry said on Tuesday.
Canadian governor-general lauds Lagos for containing Ebola outbreak in 2014
The Governor-General of Canada, Julie Payette, yesterday commended Lagos State government for managing and containing the spread of Ebola when there was an outbreak in 2014.
Google Celebrates Stella Adadevoh On 62nd Posthumous Birthday
On her 62nd posthumous birthday, late Nigerian medic Stella Adadevoh is being celebrated by tech giant Google with a doodle. Doodles are changes made to the Google logo to celebrate holidays, anniversaries, and the lives of famous artists, pioneers, and scientists. "Today our #Googledoodle celebrates the life of Stella Adadevoh, the Nigerian doctor, who helped…
DRC rebels kill 13, abduct a dozen children in Ebola epicentre
Congolese rebels have killed 13 civilians and abducted a dozen children in an attack at the centre of the latest deadly Ebola outbreak, the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s military said. The Allied Democratic Forces rebels attacked Congolese army positions and several neighbourhoods of Beni in the DRC from Saturday to yesterday, a senior army…
Ebola, flu, monkey pox epidemic looms, new vaccine may cure tuberculosis
Scientists have raised an alarm over the possibility of Ebola, flu virus and monkey pox epidemic that could kill over 400 million people and crash economies. Leading flu experts yesterday warned that a deadly flu pandemic like the Spanish flu could happen again and could wipe out 400 million globally. It has been 100 years…
DR Congo says latest Ebola outbreak under control
Health authorities in Kinshasa declared the Ebola virus under control five weeks after the latest outbreak left 89 people dead in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. The health ministry announced the outbreak on August 1 in North Kivu province and on Thursday revealed that it had spread to Butembo, a city of a million people.…
Ebola fear empties DR Congo village schools
In the village of Mangina, where dozens have died of Ebola at the epicentre of Democratic Republic of Congo's latest outbreak, children are to be seen everywhere -- except in school, because their parents fear they will be infected in class.
Death toll in DR Congo from Ebola outbreak now at 61
Sixty-one people have died in the latest outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the authorities said, adding that four novel drugs had been added to the roster of treatments.
Child victims of DR Congo Ebola outbreak need ‘special care’:UNICEF
The ongoing deadly Ebola outbreak in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo) has particularly affected children, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has said.