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Guinea now in an 'Ebola epidemic situation', confirms nation's health chief; three dead so far
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Guinea now in an 'Ebola epidemic situation', confirms nation's health chief; three dead so far

The cases marked the first known resurgence of the virus in West Africa since the 2016 epidemic that left more than 11,300 dead across the region

West Africa braces to combat first Ebola outbreak in five years as COVID-19 stretches limited health resources
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West Africa braces to combat first Ebola outbreak in five years as COVID-19 stretches limited health resources

Patients have been isolated and an investigation was ordered to determine the home villages of all who took part in the burial to carry out contact tracing, said head of National Agency for Health Security

Guinea declares Ebola epidemic after 7 confirmed cases and three deaths: All you need to know
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Guinea declares Ebola epidemic after 7 confirmed cases and three deaths: All you need to know

National Health Security Agency head Sakoba Keita told local media on Saturday that one of the latest Ebola victims in Guinea was a nurse who fell in late January and was buried on 1 February. Keita also told local media that one patient had escapes but had been found and hospitalised in the capital Conkry.

2 new Ebola deaths in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: Here's all you need to know about the Ebola virus disease
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2 new Ebola deaths in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: Here's all you need to know about the Ebola virus disease

Ebola virus disease (EVD) is caused by several viruses under the genus Ebolavirus; the latest outbreak was caused by a species called Zaire Ebolavirus.

Measles cases in 2019 are far higher than last year, on the rise globally, says WHO
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Measles cases in 2019 are far higher than last year, on the rise globally, says WHO

The measles outbreak has hit Congo at a time when it is also grappling with an Ebola epidemic, that has already killed 2,200.