Ebola

Ebola Cases Surge Past 2,000 in DR Congo as Violent Unrest Intensifies

The Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) continues to get worse, with the latest government figures showing the number of confirmed and probable cases surging past 2,000 since last August. Fatalities in the amount of 1,348 have been recorded.

Health worker mistrust worsening DR Congo Ebola outbreak: study

High-Security Ebola Funerals Angering, Traumatizing DR Congo Residents

High-security burials of Ebola victims from the worst outbreak of the virus ever experienced in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are keeping relatives at a distance, triggering anger and trauma among the central African country’s residents, the Agence France-Presse (AFP) news agency reported this week.

Health workers carry a coffin containing a victim of the Ebola virus on May 16, 2019 in Butembo. - The city of Butembo is at the epicentre of the Ebola crisis, the death toll of the outbreak to date is now over 1000 deaths. The Red Cross warned that critical …

Islamic State Gains Foothold in Ebola-Stricken Congo

Islamic State jihadis have made inroads with Islamic terrorists in the Democratic Republic of Congo as the central African country reels from a worsening Ebola virus outbreak, which has already infected and killed hundreds.

Health workers burn medical waste generated during care of patients with Ebola virus, on August 21, 2018 in Mangina, near Beni, in the North Kivu province. - Sixty-one people have died in the latest outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the authorities said, adding that four …

Congo: Ebola Health Workers Threaten Strike After Locals Kill Doctor

Doctors working to treat victims of the ongoing Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) marched in protest on Wednesday demanding the government offer them more security after a local mob attacked an Ebola treatment center and killed three, including a prominent doctor.

In this file photo dated Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, health workers walk with a boy suspected as having the Ebola virus at an Ebola treatment centre in Beni, Eastern Congo. According to a WHO announcement Thursday Nov. 29, 2018, Congo’s deadly Ebola outbreak is now the second largest in history, …

Doctors Report Dozens of Attacks on Ebola Treatment Centers in Congo

Medical teams frequently complain about the dangerous conditions in the violent rural areas of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). An alarming report published by Doctors Without Borders on Thursday said the effort to contain the Ebola outbreak in the Congo is “failing” due to community distrust and factional violence, including over 30 attacks on Ebola treatment centers over the past seven months.

Ebola response in DR Congo 'failing' to contain outbreak: MSF

Congo Adds Measles Outbreak to Ebola and Cholera Epidemics

The United Nations reported on Wednesday that a measles outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has killed at least a hundred children since the beginning of the year, adding to a medical and security crisis that already included Ebola, cholera, and factional violence that makes it difficult for doctors to treat any of the deadly diseases.

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Two Soldiers Killed by Ebola in DR Congo

Two soldiers in eastern DR Congo have died after catching Ebola in an outbreak that has killed hundreds in the region, army and health sources said on Tuesday.

DR Congo Ebola death toll tops 400

Reports: 600-Plus Ebola Cases in D.R. Congo ‘Expected to Double’

The more than 600 people confirmed to have contracted Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in what is already the largest outbreak in that country’s history and the second deadliest ever recorded, could “double,” the director of a non-governmental organization (NGO) reportedly predicted over the weekend.

DR Congo Ebola death toll tops 400

Swedish Hospital Confirms No Ebola After Scare

Swedish health officials say a suspected Ebola case reported by a hospital has turned out to be a false alarm with tests carried out on the unidentified patient showing no signs of the deadly virus.

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Congo: 24 Ebola Patients Flee Treatment Center Attacked by Protesters

The struggle to contain an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) suffered another setback on Thursday when a treatment center came under attack from protesters enraged by the cancellation of Sunday’s presidential vote in the city of Beni.

Protesters shout outside the Ebola response headquarter in Beni during a demonstration against the postponement of elections in the Beni territory and the city of Butembo on December 27, 2018. (Photo by ALEXIS HUGUET / AFP) (Photo credit should read ALEXIS HUGUET/AFP/Getty Images)

U.N.: Torture and Sexual Violence Rampant in Ebola-Ravaged Congo

The United Nations issued a report on Wednesday that found torture, sexual violence, and extrajudicial murder rampant in the North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), which not coincidentally is grappling with one of the worst Ebola outbreaks in history.

US blacklists DRCongo general and three rebel leaders

Medical Experts Fear Congo Ebola Outbreak May Become Worst Ever

Harried doctors fighting the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) fear it may become the worst outbreak of the deadly disease in the region to date, as an ongoing insurgency slows treatment and accelerates contamination.

About 28,000 people were infected with Ebola in the outbreak which began in late 2013 and continued through last year, killing more than 11,000 people mainly in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia (AFP/File Marco Longari)