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Six months after first Ebola case recorded, outbreak in Congo comes to an end
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Six months after first Ebola case recorded, outbreak in Congo comes to an end

The WHO along with its partners have treated and vaccinated more than 40,000 people at high risk, across dense rainforests and crowded urban areas.

WHO declares the end of the second deadliest outbreak of Ebola in Congo
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WHO declares the end of the second deadliest outbreak of Ebola in Congo

An 11th Ebola outbreak has been declared on 1 June 2020 as new cases are already cropping up in the northwestern city of Mbandaka.

WHO declares Ebola outbreak in Congo 'global health emergency'; virus infects two million-strong city of Goma
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WHO declares Ebola outbreak in Congo 'global health emergency'; virus infects two million-strong city of Goma

In June, the Ebola outbreak spilled across the border for the first time when a family brought the virus into Uganda after attending the burial in Congo of an infected relative. Even then, the expert committee advised against a declaration.

Latest Ebola outbreak in Congo kills over 500; govt says new vaccination programme saved ‘thousands’
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Latest Ebola outbreak in Congo kills over 500; govt says new vaccination programme saved ‘thousands’

More than 500 people have died from the latest outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo, but a vaccination programme has prevented thousands more deaths, the country's health minister told AFP.

WHO convenes emergency meeting amid fresh Ebola outbreak in Congo; 179 confirmed cases, 104 deaths reported so far
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WHO convenes emergency meeting amid fresh Ebola outbreak in Congo; 179 confirmed cases, 104 deaths reported so far

Aid organisations have expressed alarm as the rate of new Ebola cases has more than doubled this month

Researchers find new species of Ebola virus in bats in Sierra Leone; unclear if it can cause disease
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Researchers find new species of Ebola virus in bats in Sierra Leone; unclear if it can cause disease

A new Ebola virus has been found in bats in Sierra Leone, two years after the end of an outbreak that killed over 11,000 across West Africa, the government said on Thursday.

Ebola virus: Canadian researchers develop experimental vaccine that is said to be safe for humans
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Ebola virus: Canadian researchers develop experimental vaccine that is said to be safe for humans

Canadian researchers in a clinical trial have developed a Ebola vaccine which is well-tolerated and showed no safety concerns

Need more 'genuine political willingness' for peace-building efforts: India
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Need more 'genuine political willingness' for peace-building efforts: India

India beleives that a Lack of funds and inadequate coordination among UN organisations is limiting peace-building efforts.

World's worst Ebola outbreak finally over: WHO gives Liberia the all clear
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World's worst Ebola outbreak finally over: WHO gives Liberia the all clear

The World Health Organization (WHO) announced on Thursday that the Ebola epidemic that has ravaged west Africa for two years was over after Liberia, the last affected country, received the all-clear.

Only 40 percent of Ebola funding reached target countries: Report
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Only 40 percent of Ebola funding reached target countries: Report

Almost $2.9 billion was pledged by the end of 2014 in donations to fight West Africa's Ebola epidemic, yet only around 40 percent had actually reached affected countries, researchers said on Tuesday.

Reassuring to hear progress on Ebola crisis, but no scope for complacency: India to UN
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Reassuring to hear progress on Ebola crisis, but no scope for complacency: India to UN

India has lauded the progress made by the international community in containing the Ebola epidemic.

Italian doctor, who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone, recovers
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Italian doctor, who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone, recovers

An Italian doctor who contracted Ebola in west Africa has recovered from the disease after undergoing experimental treatment, local media has reported.

A small boy playing on a tree home to infected bats: How the Ebola epidemic started
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A small boy playing on a tree home to infected bats: How the Ebola epidemic started

A team of researchers think they have pinpointed how the Ebola epidemic in West Africa started with a small boy playing in a hollowed-out tree where infected bats lived.

As Ebola spreads rapidly, remote Remote Sierra Leone region pleads for help
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As Ebola spreads rapidly, remote Remote Sierra Leone region pleads for help

The last region of Sierra Leone to be affected by Ebola, Koinadugu, in the north-east of the country, has seen 50 people die from the virus in recent weeks, according to the Red Cross.

UN chief criticises travel bans, says Ebola should be stopped at source
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UN chief criticises travel bans, says Ebola should be stopped at source

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has criticised the travel bans and closing of borders by countries in response to the Ebola outbreak.

How vernacular radio is helping Liberia in its battle against Ebola
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How vernacular radio is helping Liberia in its battle against Ebola

The "Radio Against Ebola" campaign is targeting Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, Togo and Benin -- none of which have had any Ebola cases -- as well as Senegal, which has been declared rid of the virus, and Mali, the latest affected country.

Ban on travellers from Ebola-hit countries: Unfair to health workers, says Ban Ki-moon
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Ban on travellers from Ebola-hit countries: Unfair to health workers, says Ban Ki-moon

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed concern about restrictions imposed by several countries and localities on travelers from major Ebola-affected countries, a spokesperson said here on Monday.

Woah! Did The Simpsons predict Ebola outbreak 17 years back?
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Woah! Did The Simpsons predict Ebola outbreak 17 years back?

A snippet from The Simpsons way back in 1997 shows that our favourite Springfield residents may have been on to Ebola a long time before the rest of us.

Another man recovers from Ebola in the US
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Another man recovers from Ebola in the US

A US patient who has asked to remain anonymous has recovered from the Ebola virus and was released from the hospital, Emory University Healthcare said. The man was infected with Ebola while in Sierra Leone and was airlifted with the aid of the US State Department to the Atlanta, Georgia hospital on September 9.

Ebola battle top on the minds of EU ministers meeting at Luxembourg
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Ebola battle top on the minds of EU ministers meeting at Luxembourg

European foreign ministers gather in Luxembourg today to try and formalise a joint EU response to combat the Ebola virus amid diplomatic warnings the crisis has reached a "tipping point".