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(Updated on 23/03/2016)
Long-running Ebola outbreak is now an international health emergency, say experts
"The current outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is now so severe it should be declared an international health emergency, experts have warned."
'People are so afraid they hide in the forest': Ebola in DRC – in pictures
"More than 750 people have died of Ebola in recent months in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, with efforts to contain the outbreak hampered by conflict
– and fear of treatment centres"
Why Ebola Is Still Spreading in Congo - Text + Audio - 4 February 2019
"Some health experts warn that, even if medicine improves, Ebola could remain a threat in central Africa."
Ebola: Outbreak in DR Congo claims 90 lives - with pictures - 10 September 2018
"New cases of Ebola in urban areas of the Democratic Republic of Congo show the outbreak is not yet under control."
Ebola death in city of one million prompts fears of urban spread - 6 September 2018
"There are fears that the current outbreak of Ebola in Democratic Republic of Congo could spread further after reports of three cases of the disease,
including one death, in a city of around a million people. "
+ FAQ | Ebola
Ebola Outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo Spreads - Text + Audio - 17 May 2018
"The World Health Organization (WHO) has reported another case of Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)."
DR Congo Ebola outbreak spreads to Mbandaka city - with pictures and a video - 17 May 2018
"The Ebola outbreak in DR Congo has spread from the countryside into a city, prompting fears that the disease will be increasingly hard to control."
+ Video: How the virus attacks human cells
+ Why Ebola keeps coming back
+ Why Ebola is so dangerous
+ How not to catch Ebola
+ Mapping the West Africa Ebola outbreak
+ Was bushmeat behind the 2014 Ebola outbreak?
- New outbreak of Ebola kills 17 in Democratic Republic of Congo - 9 May 2018
"Seventeen people in northwest Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have died from Ebola, the health ministry said on Tuesday, describing the fresh outbreak as a "public health emergency with international impact"."
- Scientists Discover Cure for Ebola Virus - Text + Audio + Pictures - 24 May 2017
"The deadly virus recently killed more than 11,000 people and infected nearly 29,000 in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone."
- Falling Ebola cases show 'turning point' - 22 January 2015
"There has been a "turning point" in the Ebola crisis, with cases falling in the three affected countries, World Health Organization officials say."
- Ebola Is Top Health Story for 2014
"The Ebola outbreak that began in 2014 is very different than all that came before.This time, Ebola is sickening thousands of people in West Africa. It crossed into cities and over national borders. The world reacted with shock and fear. And Ebola continues to kill."
- Ebola death rates 70% - WHO study - 23 September 2014
"New figures suggest 70% of those infected with Ebola in West Africa have died, higher than previously reported,
says the World Health Organization."
- Ebola outbreak: Guinea health team killed - 19 September 2014
"Eight members of a team trying to raise awareness about Ebola have been killed by villagers using machetes and clubs in Guinea, officials say."
- Mapping the outbreak - 26 August 2014
"The Ebola outbreak in West Africa was first reported in March, and has rapidly become the deadliest occurrence of the disease since its discovery in 1976."
‘Highly Effective’ Ebola Vaccine Developed in Guinea - VIDEO - 18 August 2015
"Researchers say they have developed a vaccine that is highly effective at preventing the disease Ebola.
The World Health Organization says the vaccine has so far been 100 percent effective in tests in Guinea."
Ebola survivor mural challenges 'no cure' belief - 2 February 2015
"Over a year ago, when the largest ever epidemic of Ebola began in West Africa, the general belief was that there was "no cure" for the disease.
But a unique mural in an Ebola treatment centre run by the medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) in the Liberian capital, Monrovia, shows that the truth is different.
Mark Doyle visited the mural with MSF's manager of the treatment centre, Duncan Bell."
- WHO (World Health Organization) responds to Ebola virus disease outbreak in West Africa
"In March 2014, the Ministry of Health of Guinea notified the World Health Organization of an Ebola virus disease outbreak in the south-eastern part of the country. The virus rapidly spread to the capital, Conakry, as well as to neighbouring countries, such as Liberia. This is the first Ebola outbreak in West Africa. WHO, along with partners in the Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network (GOARN) and other international organizations, responded to requests from countries and deployed doctors and nurses, laboratory technicians, epidemiologists, logisticians, and other support staff to Conakry and other affected locations."