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Guinea declares end to second Ebola outbreak that infected 16, killed 12

The Ebola outbreak which started in Guinea in February, infecting 16 people and killing 12, has been declared over, the West African country’s health ministry and the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Saturday. “I have the honour of declaring the end of Ebola” in Guinea, WHO official Alfred Ki-Zerbo said at a ceremony in […]

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Guinea: Recent Ebola outbreak was from man who survived epidemic 5 years ago, scientists investigate

Health officials are investigating if the current Ebola outbreak in Guinea may have been triggered by a person who was first infected with the virus during the Ebola epidemic in the region five years ago. This would suggest infections may persist once people recover and have the potential to start a future outbreak. The World […]

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Guinea declares fresh Ebola outbreak

The Republic of Guinea declared a new Ebola outbreak on Sunday when tests came back positive for the virus after three people died and four fell ill in the southeast. This was the first resurgence of the disease there since the world’s worst outbreak in 2013-2016. The patients fell ill with diarrhoea, vomiting and bleeding […]

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Democratic Republic of Congo declares the end of its 11th Ebola outbreak

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has officially declared the end of its 11th Ebola outbreak on Wednesday, six months after the first cases of the deadly virus were reported. World Health Organization’s Regional Director for Africa, Dr. Matshidiso Moeti tweeted: “It wasn’t easy, but we’ve done it!” It had been 42 days since the […]

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Five dead in the newest Ebola outbreak in DR Congo

Five people, including a 15-year-old girl, have died of Ebola in a fresh outbreak of the virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the United Nations Children’s Fund said Monday. Nine cases total have been reported, UNICEF said. “Four additional people who contracted the virus — all contacts of the deceased and including the child […]

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Deadly Ebola outbreak strikes the Republic of the Congo

A second outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus has struck Congo, even before an earlier outbreak in a volatile eastern region has formally ended. The Congolese health ministry said Monday it had identified six cases of the Ebola virus in Equateur Province, a region along the Congo River on the border with the Republic of […]