Flood of refugees fleeing Congo raises fears of spreading Ebola

Thursday, January 3, 2019
By Paul Martin JANUARY 2, 2019 Hundreds of refugees have crossed into Uganda from Congo in the days since that country’s troubled presidential election, a Red Cross official said Wednesday, heightening concerns about the possible cross-border spread of Ebola. Separately, the head of the World Health Organization said he has asked the supplier of an experimental... »

Outbreak Alert: Hepatitis A Spreads Through Homeless Population In Oregon

Wednesday, January 2, 2019
By Paul Martin

Mac Slavo January 2nd, 2019 Oregon health officials are currently concerned about a Hepatitis A outbreak working its way through the homeless population in the state. The exploding homeless population in more liberal and socialist areas are seeing a major rise in outbreaks of Hepatitis A, as California is already experiencing. The state... »

Fears over spread of Ebola as violence shuts down control activities

Monday, December 31, 2018
By Paul Martin

By Anne Gulland 31 DECEMBER 2018 Aid agencies are warning over a possible spike in the number of cases of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) after the suspension of control activities due to violence. DRC is currently experiencing its worst outbreak of the disease ever, with 585 cases of Ebola... »

Protests as Congo leader warns of Ebola election ‘disaster’

Saturday, December 29, 2018
By Paul Martin

By SALEH MWANAMILONGO and AL-HADJI KUDRA MALIRO 12/28/2018 KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo’s leader is blaming a deadly Ebola virus outbreak for the last-minute decision to bar an estimated 1 million voters from Sunday’s long-delayed presidential election, claiming it would be a “disaster” if someone infects hundreds of people. Protests exploded again on... »

Officials launch an emergency search after 24 Ebola patients break out of a treatment centre in the Democratic Republic of Congo amid fears the killer virus will spread

Friday, December 28, 2018
By Paul Martin

At least 336 people are now believed to have died in the DRC’s Ebola outbreak The virus began spreading in August and local violence makes it hard to control Patients escaped when political protesters attacked an aid workers’ camp By SAM BLANCHARD DAILYMAIL.COM 28 December 2018 Ebola patients have escaped from a treatment centre... »

EBOLA SCARE: Panic as 24 patients FLEE treatment centre – fears of spread grow

Thursday, December 27, 2018
By Paul Martin

TWENTY-FOUR patients have fled an Ebola treatment centre in the Democratic Republic of Congo, sparking fears the deadly disease could spread. By KATIE HARRIS Thu, Dec 27, 2018 The patients left the centre in Beni when it came under attack by people protesting against the cancellation of Sunday’s presidential election in the city.... »

Trek into Congo Forest Reveals an Ebola Crisis Fueled by Violence

Wednesday, December 26, 2018
By Paul Martin

By Kimiko de Freytas-Tamura Dec. 26, 2018 LUSEGHE, Democratic Republic of Congo — Four health workers threaded their way cautiously down a steep valley in their rubber boots, into a forest so thick and so tall that the air around them turned suddenly cool, trying to reach a remote village in the eastern... »

Ebola outbreak rises to 560 cases; Congo officials to try new response plan…(5 Shut Downs…Both Systems…)

Friday, December 21, 2018
By Paul Martin

By Susan Scutti, CNN Thu December 20, 2018 More than 300 dead in Ebola outbreak 02:46 (CNN)As the Ebola outbreak continues to devastate the Democratic Republic of Congo, the minister of health visited affected areas to prepare for a third strategic response plan, which will cover the period from February to April, the... »

Christmas travel could allow the killer Ebola virus to spread from the Democratic Republic of Congo to Uganda as officials warn the outbreak ‘moves closer every day’

Thursday, December 20, 2018
By Paul Martin

Approximately 200,000 extra people will cross borders over festive period Health chiefs said people are crossing to visit family and buy food from markets The death toll has reached a suspected 319 in the second worst outbreak By VANESSA CHALMERS DAILYMAIL.COM 20 December 2018 Christmas travel could trigger the Ebola outbreak to spread from... »

Ebola outbreak WORSENS with 319 dead as migration risks spreading disease across borders

Wednesday, December 19, 2018
By Paul Martin

AS MANY as 319 people have been killed by the Ebola virus sweeping Congo as one of the deadliest outbreaks in history threatens to spread across borders. By Joshua Nevett 19th December 2018 Of the 542 people thought to have contracted the lethal disease in the province of North Kivu, 494 has been... »

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