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Guinea: Five questions on the Ebola outbreak in Guinea

On 14 February 2021, the authorities in Guinea declared a new Ebola outbreak. As one of the key medical organisations responding in the huge 2014 – 2016 West Africa Ebola outbreak, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) immediately started mobilising a team of Ebola-experienced...

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Ebola: MSF prepares to respond to Ebola outbreak in Guinea

On February 14, 2021, health authorities in Guinea declared an outbreak of Ebola in the rural community of Gouéké in N’Zerekore prefecture after three Ebola cases were confirmed by the national laboratory, according to the World Health Organization. This marks the first time the disease...

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DRC Ebola outbreak: Improved medical response sees the end of DRC’s eleventh Ebola outbreak

The Ebola outbreak in Équateur province, northwestern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), has come to an end almost six months after it started thanks to an improved approach to patient care, said Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).The outbreak, the eleventh...

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DRC Ebola outbreak: Responding to new Ebola outbreak in Équateur province

On 1 June 2020, a new Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak was declared in Équateur province, western Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the country’s eleventh recorded epidemic. Declared while DRC was still grappling with the tenth Ebola epidemic in the country’s northeast, and amidst the...

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DRC Ebola outbreak crisis update: June 2020

New outbreak declared in Equateur province On 1 June 2020, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) declared its eleventh Ebola outbreak since records began, following the revelation of new cases of Ebola in Equateur province, northwestern DRC. Less than two years since the...

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DRC: New Ebola cases confirmed in DRC days before expected end of outbreak

On 10 April 2020, a new case of Ebola was confirmed in the city of Beni, North-Kivu, northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo. The news came after a long interval without new confirmed cases: 52 days had passed since the notification of the previous...

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DRC Ebola outbreak: How the Ebola response failed the people of DRC

Today as the world is focused on the COVID-19 pandemic, the world's second-worst Ebola outbreak, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), is finally nearing its end. Over the past months, the number of Ebola cases has finally dwindled. Having lasted over 18 months and...

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DRC: Ebola response overshadows already fragile health system

In Mabalako, a rural health zone in the North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the Ebola epidemic has taken its toll on the fragile health system.Many doctors and health workers have been hired by the internationally-funded...

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DRC ebola outbreak: Independent Ebola vaccination committee is needed to overcome lack of WHO transparency

PARIS/GOMA – More than a year into the ongoing Ebola outbreak in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the disease has killed over 2,000 people. The mortality rate in this outbreak is around 67 per cent [1], which is comparable...

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DRC: 10 facts on a year of Ebola in DRC

The Democratic Republic of Congo declared an outbreak of Ebola one year ago, on 1 August 2018; with many challenges still to be addressed, the outbreak is not under control and unfortunately shows no signs of ending soon. Below are...

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DRC Ebola outbreak: Crisis update – July 2019

Summary Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) declared their tenth outbreak of Ebola in 40 years on 1 August 2018. The outbreak is centred in the northeast of the country. With the number of cases passing 2,500, it is now by...

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Ebola and Marburg

Ebola and Marburg haemorrhagic fevers are rare but deadly, spreading fear and panic. Caring for infected patients and affected communities is crucial for a response to be effective. Outbreaks can kill 25 to 90 per cent of those infected. No...

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