24 May 2018

Ebola patients slip out of Congo hospital as medics try to curb outbreak

“Three patients infected with the Ebola virus slipped out of an isolation ward at a hospital in Democratic Republic of Congo, health officials said, as medics raced to stop the deadly disease from spreading in the busy river port of Mbandaka.” Source: Ebola patients slip out of Congo hospital as

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24 May 2018

Superstition stopping Ebola victims from seeking medical care

“Health workers fighting Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo have run into an invisible but powerful hurdle—a belief system that deems the disease to be a curse or the result of evil spirits.” Source: Superstition stopping Ebola victims from seeking medical care

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18 May 2018

Experimental vaccine arrives in Congo to fight new Ebola outbreak

“Thousands of doses of the experimental Ebola vaccine have arrived in Congo’s capital amid the latest outbreak of the deadly disease, the health ministry said Wednesday. The 4,000 doses will be sent to the remote northwest where two confirmed Ebola cases, 20 probable ones and 20 suspected ones have been

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18 May 2018

Bill Gates and experts warn of diseases like Ebola that cause pandemics

“For scientists that study disease, one unnerving fact is always present: somewhere on the planet, there’s an organism or organisms — likely bacteria or a virus — that could kill tens of millions if it started to spread among people.” Source: Bill Gates and experts warn of diseases like Ebola

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18 May 2018

DR Congo Ebola outbreak spreads to Mbandaka city

“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.” Source: DR Congo Ebola outbreak spreads to Mbandaka city – BBC News

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16 May 2018

Ebola expert warns disease will NEVER be eradicated as cases rise

“At least 19 people have been killed and 42 infected in an escalating outbreak of the deadly disease in the central African nation, DRC’s Ministry of Public Health said on Tuesday.” Source: Ebola expert warns disease will NEVER be eradicated as cases rise | Daily Star

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16 May 2018

Optimism rising in North Korea despite malnutrition, food shortfalls

“North Korea remains chronically short of food, but is not starving, ministers in Pyongyang are optimistic about ongoing diplomatic developments, and the country seeks to upgrade its agricultural techniques David Beasley, executive director of the UN’s World Food Program, said on Tuesday.” Source: Optimism rising in North Korea despite malnutrition, food

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14 May 2018

Congo, U.N. deploy specialists to tackle Ebola epidemic

“The Democratic Republic of Congo and U.N. agencies said on Sunday they began deploying emergency teams of specialists over the weekend to try to prevent the spread of an Ebola epidemic suspected to have infected more than 30 people.” Source: Congo, U.N. deploy specialists to tackle Ebola epidemic | Reuters

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11 May 2018

Zika virus “could well” spread to southern Europe, disease expert warns

“The devastating Zika virus could spread to Europe and pose a massive challenge to public health officials, an expert in communicable diseases has warned.” Source: Zika virus “could well” spread to southern Europe, disease expert warns | World | News | Express.co.uk

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11 May 2018

U.N. resumes refugee evacuations from Libya to Niger

“The U.N. refugee agency is resuming evacuations of migrants from Libya with a flight of 132 mostly Eritrean refugees and asylum seekers to Niger for resettlement in third countries.” Source: U.N. resumes refugee evacuations from Libya to Niger | Reuters

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