Mak Hazukay, an army spokesman in the Beni area, east of North Kivu province, said three other soldiers were being observed in a center for the fight against the epidemic at the Ministry of Health in Beni. He also stressed that all measures are being taken to stop the infection among soldiers.Since the beginning of the epidemic, the cumulative number of cases already registered has been 736, of which 682 are confirmed and 54 are probable. In total, there were 459 deaths, including 405 confirmed and 54 probable, and 257 people cured, according to the latest report from the ministry.
The African country of South Sudan has started vaccinating front line response staff with the Ebola Zaire vaccine candidate v920.
The Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is providing a natural experiment in fighting fake news. Occurring in a conflict zone, amid a controversial presidential election, the epidemic has proved to be fertile ground for conspiracy theories and political manipulation, which can hamper efforts to treat patients and fight the virus s spread. Public health workers have mounted an unprecedented effort to counter misinformation, saying the success or failure of the Ebola response may pivot on who controls the narrative.
The Democratic Republic of Congo #39;s Ministry of Health on Thursday released the news via AP news agency about the delivery of a healthy four day old baby, whose mother was cured of the Ebola virus in December last year.Shown in her smiling mother #39;s arms in the posted picture, "Baby Sylvana" was born on Sunday at an Ebola treatment center in the city of Beni, one of the hardest hit areas by Ebola virus in DRC.
Polling stations in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo have opened for a presidential election that could lead to the country's first democratic transfer of power but has been marred by campaign violence and chaotic preparations.Results of Sunday's presidential and parliamentary elections will be released on January 15 and a new president shorn in on January 18.
Description of the disasterOn May 8t 2018 the 9th Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) was declared by the Ministry of Health. On 1st of August 2018, just one week after the declaration of the end of the Ebola outbreak in Equator province, the 10th Ebola epidemic of the DRC was declared in the provinces of North Kivu and Ituri. Both provinces are among the most populated areas in the DRC and bordering with Uganda and Rwanda.
The current epidemic, which began in August, is considered the second deadliest to hit the DRC, and officials say it is so far showing no signs of abating. As of Dec. 19, the World Health Organization reported a total of 560 cases and 360 confirmed deaths.Ebola, which causes fever, severe headaches, and, in some cases, hemorrhaging, is highly contagious and is transmitted person to person via contact with blood or body fluids. The latest outbreak has a high probability of spreading to nearby provinces in the DRC and to neighboring countries like Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda, and South Sudan due to loose border control.
Kinshasa (DRC) - An election official confirmed on Saturday that voting will take place in Ebola hit Democratic Republic of Congo s northeastern region on December 30, despite concerns that opening polls there might lead to new cases of the virus. Voting will take place as planned, said Jean Pierre Kalamba, the spokesman for the country s electoral commission (CENI)
Ebola vaccine is having 'major impact' but worries about DRC outbreak growConcerns about an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo that surfaced in August are growing. Although communities seem to be responding well after more than 40,000 people received an experimental vaccine for the disease, the outbreak in the northeastern region of the country is in an area that has long suffered from armed conflict, which repeatedly has brought Ebola response teams to a halt.
Mukwege is the helper who has provided medical care and surgery for thousands of survivors of sexual violence in his country, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). In 1999 he founded the Panzi Hospital that s become known for its comprehensive support to over 48,482 survivors of sexual violence.Mukwege s response to the Nobel Committee was both a call to action and a promise to all survivors of sexual violence that