BioWeapon

Congo ebola outbreak: Deadly virus and cholera killing HUNDREDS amid political unrest

Monday, January 21, 2019
By Paul Martin

DEMOCRATIC Republic of Congo is racing to contain a deadly cholera outbreak that has swept through conflict-ravaged villages and now spread to Lubumbashi, the country’s second-biggest city, senior health official Modeste Balloy Kusiwa said. By ROMINA MCGUINNESS Express.co.uk Mon, Jan 21, 2019 The cholera outbreak has killed more than 60 people in the south-eastern... »

New Ebola outbreak kills 410 people, spread expected to continue for months

Sunday, January 20, 2019
By Paul Martin

Fox32Chicago.com JAN 20 2019 DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO (Fox 32 News) – Almost 700 people in the Democratic Republica of Congo have contracted Ebola in what is now the second-largest outbreak on record. The Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy reports that 410 people have died. Experts told the Center that the outbreak... »

The Ebola outbreak in Eastern Congo is moving toward a major city. That’s not good.

Sunday, January 20, 2019
By Paul Martin

With at least 680 cases, it’s already the second-largest Ebola outbreak in history. By Julia Belluz VOX.com Jan 19, 2019 At least 680 people have been infected with the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo. It’s the second-largest Ebola outbreak in history, with 414 deaths so far, and the first Ebola outbreak... »

WHO expert: Ebola outbreak to continue at least 6 more months

Thursday, January 17, 2019
By Paul Martin

Cidrap.umn.edu Jan 17, 2019 In an interview, Peter Salama, MD, the World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) deputy director-general for emergency preparedness and response, said the current Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is likely to continue for at least another 6 months, as DRC officials today confirmed 5 new cases. “This... »

Ebola deaths top 400 in Congo as obstacles challenge health care workers

Thursday, January 17, 2019
By Paul Martin

By Susan Scutti CNN.com Thu January 17, 2019 (CNN)The Democratic Republic of Congo’s Ebola outbreak, which began August 1, is continuing unabated in the new year. The total number of probable patients is now 663, while 407 deaths are likely attributable to the viral illness, the Ministry of Health said Wednesday. An additional 123... »

Ebola is the new ‘normal’ – Warning disease becoming permanent fixture

Wednesday, January 16, 2019
By Paul Martin

EBOLA will soon become a fact of life for millions of people, it has been dramatically warned. By Rachel O’Donoghue DailyMail.com 16th January 2019 At least 600 cases of the killer virus have been confirmed in the Democratic Republic of Congo since August, the World Health Organisation confirmed yesterday. This makes the outbreak the... »

EBOLA OUTBREAK: DR Congo CRISIS as death toll passes 400 – armed gangs roam border

Wednesday, January 16, 2019
By Paul Martin

THE death toll from an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has risen to more than 400, according to health ministry officials. By ROMINA MCGUINNESS Express.co.uk Wed, Jan 16, 2019 Armed groups roaming Congo’s conflict-hit eastern border with Uganda and Rwanda have hindered efforts to contain the Ebola outbreak, now the second... »

Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo could ‘get even worse if political instability remains and public mistrust grows’ as killer outbreak reaches 600 confirmed cases

Tuesday, January 15, 2019
By Paul Martin

‘Worst case scenario’ is imminent if political conflict continues, experts said Results of the December election heightened mistrust over concerns of fraud The death toll currently stands at 390 as health teams try to contain the spread By VANESSA CHALMERS DAILYMAIL.COM 15 January 2019 The killer Ebola outbreak in the Democratic of Congo will... »

Public mistrust after Congo election raises Ebola epidemic anxiety

Monday, January 14, 2019
By Paul Martin

By, Kate, and, Health Reuters.com JANUARY 14, 2019 LONDON, Jan 14 (Reuters) – Global health teams battling the world’s second largest Ebola epidemic in Democratic Republic of Congo fear an election dispute may deepen public mistrust and allow the epidemic to run out of control. Fostering confidence in health authorities is essential when fighting... »

DRC records more Ebola as presidential election is called

Friday, January 11, 2019
By Paul Martin

Cidrap.umn.edu Jan 10, 2019 Early this morning, election officials in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) called Felix Tshisekedi the winner of the presidential election held on Dec 30. Tshisekedi opposed the candidate handpicked by the departing president, Joseph Kabila, and some groups have already called the victory an “election coup,” according to... »

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