08 Nov 2022

Uganda to close schools early after eight children die of Ebola

After 23 Ebola cases were confirmed among students of schools across Uganda, The cabinet decided that the schools will close two weeks prior to the end of term. Among the 23 cases were eight children who died from Ebola.  Preschools, primary schools and secondary schools will close on November 25

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27 Sep 2022

Ebola infections grow in Uganda as death toll rises to 23

Ebola infections have risen across districts in Uganda. The cumulative number of confirmed and suspicious deaths has risen to 23, according to health authorities in Uganda on Monday. The country declared an outbreak last Tuesday after a case was detected in the Mubende district. The virus has now spread to

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23 Sep 2022

One-year-old dies as 11 more suspected Ebola cases identified in Uganda

Another 11 suspected cases of Ebola have been reported by Uganda’s Ministry of health as of Tuesday. The ministry has also identified one probable Ebola-related death, a one-year-old. Samples for the one-year-old and 10 other suspected cases are being tested at the Uganda Virus Research Institute.  As of Tuesday night,

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21 Sep 2022

Uganda declares Ebola outbreak after one person dies

On Tuesday, the World Health Organization confirmed that Uganda has declared an outbreak of Ebola after a case of the Sudan strain was confirmed in the country. The Sudan strain is relatively rare and was identified in a 24-year-old man in the Mubende district. Health authorities in Uganda identified the

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20 Sep 2022

Uganda declares Ebola outbreak after one person dies

Uganda has declared an outbreak of Ebola after a case of the Sadan straine was confirmed in the country according to the World Health Organization on Tuesday. The case was confirmed after testing a sample from a 24-year-old man in the Mubende district of the country.  The Ugandan health authorities

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10 Aug 2021

Guinea confirms West Africa’s first case of rare, Ebola-like Marburg virus disease

The World Health Organization (WHO) reported yesterday that a patient in Guinea with a highly infectious Marburg virus disease has passed away. This marks the first case of the Ebola-like virus in West Africa. Samples of the virus were taken from the patient, who was treated in Gueckedou. The disease

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08 Feb 2021

Ebola Resurfaces in Previous Epidemic Zone of Congo, WHO Says

The World Health Organization (WHO) has released a statement confirming that a deceased woman was found in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and has tested positive for the infectious and deadly Ebola virus. The DRC declared a previous Ebola outbreak to be over in June, according to the

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25 Jun 2020

Congo announces end to 2nd deadliest Ebola outbreak ever

On Thursday, Eastern Congo proclaimed an end to the second-deadliest outbreak of Ebola in history, which killed 2,280 people over nearly two years. The situation was worsened as armed rebels and the community undermined the promise of new vaccines due to mistrust of the government. Although Thursday’s milestone was an

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11 Feb 2019

Ebola death toll in DR Congo passes 500, vaccinations proving successful

Although the number of cases continues to grow and the number of deaths have passed 500, the vaccination program against the ongoing ebola outbreak in the North Kivu province of the DRC is proving successful, according to health workers. 76,525 people have reportedly been vaccinated, preventing what the government health

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28 Jan 2019

Ebola spreads to high-risk area of Congo: WHO

Although over 60,000 people have been vaccinated and 4,000 kept under surveillance, the DRC’s ongoing Ebola outbreak has spread southwards into an area suffering from frequent fighting between various militias and the military. The outbreak recently became the country’s worst ever, with at least 439 dead and 713 infected. Successfully

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