Ebola
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2 years ago

CDC orders enhanced Ebola screenings at airports for travelers from Uganda

Uganda is experiencing an outbreak of the virus, but officials say there are no confirmed or suspected cases in the United States.
2 years ago
VIDEO: CDC orders enhanced Ebola screenings at airports for travelers from Uganda
2 years ago

US to check passengers from Uganda to prevent spread of Ebola

U.S.-bound travelers who have visited Uganda within 21 days are subjected to enhanced screenings at airports in Atlanta, Newark, New York, Chicago and Washington, D.C.
2 years ago
VIDEO: US to check passengers from Uganda to prevent spread of ebola
2 years ago

Ghana declares 1st ever outbreak of Ebola-like Marburg virus disease

Ghana on Sunday declared its first ever outbreak of the Ebola-like Marburg virus disease.
2 years ago
In this April 20, 2005 file photo a health worker in protective clothing carries waste for disposal outside the isolation ward where victims of the deadly Marburg virus are treated in the northern Angolan town of Uige.
3 years ago

CDC issues new travel warnings for Ebola virus

Dr. Jen Ashton has the latest on new outbreaks in Guinea and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
3 years ago
VIDEO: CDC issues new travel warnings for Ebola virus
4 years ago

World's 2nd-deadliest Ebola outbreak is over

The second-largest, second-deadliest Ebola outbreak in history was declared over Thursday, almost two years after the first case was confirmed.
4 years ago
A health worker waits to handle a new potential Ebola patient, Nov. 7, 2018, at a treatment center in Bunia, Democratic Republic of the Congo. The Congolese government officially declared an end to an epidemic of Ebola that broke out in the east of the troubled country in August 2018 and went on to claim thousands of lives.
4 years ago

Doctors, nurses celebrates victory over Ebola

Doctor, nurses, and friends celebrated after the Democratic Republic of the Congo discharged its last Ebola patient from a treatment center.
4 years ago
Doctor, nurses, and friends celebrated after the Democratic Republic of the Congo discharged its last Ebola patient from a treatment center.
4 years ago

DR Congo nearing the end of Ebola

Over a year of fighting the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the country’s last patient was discharged from the treatment center on Tuesday.
4 years ago
Over a year of fighting the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the country’s last patient was  discharged from the treatment center on Tuesday.
4 years ago

Democratic Republic of the Congo discharges last Ebola patient

The Democratic Republic of the Congo has discharged its last Ebola patient -- a major milestone in the fight against the world's second-largest Ebola outbreak.
4 years ago
The last Ebola patient leaves a treatment center in the hard-hit city of Beni in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, March 3, 2020.
4 years ago

Rebels kill dozens of villagers in Ebola-hit Congo

Dozens of people have been killed by rebel fighters in recent attacks on villages in the northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, an area ravaged by Ebola.
4 years ago
United Nations peacekeepers patrol a street where an attack took place in a nearby village the day before, in Oicha, eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, Jan. 29, 2020.
4 years ago

FDA warns makers of Purell to stop advertising that it can prevent Ebola or the flu

The FDA issued a warning letter to the makers of Purell hand sanitizer telling the company to stop marketing that it can be effective in preventing Ebola and the flu.
4 years ago
Bottles of the Purell brand hand sanitizer are seen on display in a store in Surrey, Canada, April 28, 2009.
4 years ago

Ebola vaccine approved by FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has for the first time approved a vaccine for the prevention of the deadly Ebola virus disease.
4 years ago
A health worker fills a syringe with an Ebola vaccine before injecting it into a patient in Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo, Aug. 5, 2019.
5 years ago

Protesters furious over rebel attack torch UN base and town hall in Ebola-hit city

An angry crowd set fire to a United Nations building as well as a local mayor's office in the Democratic Republic of the Congo on Monday.
5 years ago
Smoke from the United Nations compound rises in Beni, Democratic Republic of Congo, Nov. 25, 2019. Angry residents of this eastern Congolese city burned the town hall and stormed the U.N. peacekeeping mission, known as MONUSCO, after an armed group killed eight people and kidnapped nine others overnight.
5 years ago

1st Ebola vaccine approved

The world’s first Ebola vaccine is finally approved, a critical move which opens the door for its use in countries at high risk for the infectious disease.
5 years ago
In this May 21, 2018, file photo, a nurse working with the World Health Organization (WHO) shows a bottle containing Ebola vaccine in the town of Mbandaka, Democratic Republic of Congo, during the launch of the Ebola vaccination campaign.
5 years ago

Congolese journalist who helped shed light on Ebola killed in attack, officials say

A Congolese journalist who had been helping to shed light on the deadly Ebola outbreak in his community was killed on Sunday night, officials said.
5 years ago
A health worker wearing Ebola protection gear enters the Biosecure Emergency Care Unit at the ALIMA (The Alliance for International Medical Action) Ebola treatment center in Beni, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, April 1, 2019.
5 years ago

UN suspends some Ebola screening after 3 aid workers killed

The International Organization for Migration has since suspended Ebola screening at five points of entry between South Sudan, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
5 years ago
A driver gets his hands washed at an Ebola screening station on the road between Butembo and Goma, July 16, 2019 in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
5 years ago

WHO says Congo's Ebola outbreak still qualifies as a global emergency

The World Health Organization says the Ebola outbreak in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo continues to pose an international emergency.
5 years ago
Kavota Mugisha Robert, a healthcare worker, vdecontaminates his colleague after he entered the house of 85-year-old woman, suspected of dying of Ebola, in the eastern Congolese town of Beni in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Oct. 8, 2019.
5 years ago

Tanzania not sharing information on suspected Ebola cases: WHO

In a rare announcement, the WHO publicly rebuked Tanzania, accusing authorities of refusing to share information about suspected Ebola cases in the country.
5 years ago
Health workers lower the coffin of an Ebola victim in Beni, North Kivu province, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Aug. 29, 2019.
5 years ago

World's 2nd-largest Ebola outbreak surpasses 3,000 cases

The second-largest, second-deadliest Ebola outbreak in history has exceeded 3,000 cases in just over a year.
5 years ago
A health team disinfects and decontaminates the home of an Ebola patient who was admitted to a treatment center the previous day in Ngongolio, Beni, North Kivu province, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Aug. 28, 2019.
5 years ago

Everything you need to know about Ebola

The Democratic Republic of the Congo is fighting one of world's largest Ebola outbreaks. Here is a look at the causes, the symptoms and the history of the deadly virus.
5 years ago
An ampule of one of the new therapeutics in Beni, the Democratic Republic of the Congo on Aug. 25, 2018.
5 years ago

Ebola outbreak reaches remote, militia-run territory in Democratic Republic of Congo

A new Ebola case has popped up in a remote, militia-controlled area in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, hundreds of miles away from the outbreak's epicenter.
5 years ago
A health worker wearing a protective suit enters an isolation pod to treat a patient at a treatment center in Beni, Congo DRC, July 13, 2019.
5 years ago

Ebola outbreak spreads to 3rd province in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo

The yearlong Ebola outbreak in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo continues to spread.
5 years ago
A health worker wearing a protective suit enters an isolation pod to treat a patient at a treatment center in Beni, Democratic Republic of Congo.
5 years ago

New treatments show promise in fight against Ebola

Two experimental treatments being tested in the second-largest Ebola outbreak will now be offered to all patients there after showing real promise in saving lives.
5 years ago
Health workers dressed in protective suits are seen at the newly constructed MSF(Doctors Without Borders) Ebola treatment center in Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo, Aug. 4, 2019.
5 years ago

New drugs show promise in fight against Ebola

Two of four experimental treatments being tested in the world's second-largest Ebola outbreak will be offered to all patients after showing promise in saving lives, scientists announced Monday.
5 years ago
Two of four experimental treatments being tested in the world's second-largest Ebola outbreak will now be offered to all patients after showing promise in saving lives, scientists and officials announced Monday.
5 years ago

2nd Ebola case confirmed in Congolese city of Goma, home to over 2 million

A new case of Ebola has been confirmed in the Congolese city of Goma, a major transit hub along the Rwandan border that's home to more than two million people.
5 years ago
Health workers wear protective gear to mix water and chlorine in Goma, July 31, 2019.
5 years ago

WHO declares Congo Ebola outbreak a public health emergency of international concern

The World Health Organization has declared the Ebola outbreak in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo an international emergency.
5 years ago
A health worker wearing a protective suit enters an isolation pod to treat a patient at a treatment center in Beni, Democratic Republic of Congo.
5 years ago

Ebola case confirmed in Congolese city of Goma, home to over 2 million

The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has spread to the city of Goma, a major transportation hub that is home to more than 2 million people.
5 years ago
A worker from the World Health Organization decontaminates the doorway of a house on a plot where two cases of Ebola were found, in the village of Mabalako, in eastern Congo Monday, June 17, 2019.
5 years ago

Ebola-stricken boy who became 1st cross-border case in growing outbreak dies

A young child who became the first cross-border case of Ebola in the world's second-largest outbreak has died, health officials said.
5 years ago
People crossing the border have their temperature taken to check for symptoms of Ebola, at the border crossing near Kasindi, eastern Congo, June 12, 2019, just across from the Ugandan town of Bwera.
5 years ago

'We have no time to lose': UN names Ebola chief to tackle 2nd largest outbreak

The United Nations on Thursday named an emergency Ebola response coordinator to help contain the growing outbreak in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo.
5 years ago
An Ebola health worker is seen at a treatment center in Beni, Eastern Congo, April, 16, 2019.
5 years ago

UN names Ebola chief to end world's 2nd largest outbreak

David Gressly, the U.N. deputy special representative for the Democratic Republic of the Congo, has been appointed to the new position.
5 years ago
David Gressly, the U.N. deputy special representative for the Democratic Republic of the Congo, has been appointed to the new position.
5 years ago

Increasing violence impacting aid efforts to contain Ebola outbreak in DR Congo

The nation is facing the second worst Ebola outbreak in its history.
5 years ago
VIDEO: Increasing violence impacting aid efforts to contain Ebola outbreak in DR Congo
5 years ago

1 in 4 people near Ebola outbreak believe virus isn't real, new study says

A quarter of people interviewed in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo last year during the ongoing Ebola outbreak believed the deadly virus wasn't real.
5 years ago
In this Sept 9, 2018, file photo, a health worker sprays disinfectant on his colleague after working at an Ebola treatment centre in Beni, Eastern Congo.
5 years ago

Ebola cases on the rise in DRC

More than 1,000 cases have been reported since August.
5 years ago
VIDEO: Ebola cases on the rise in DRC
5 years ago

World's 2nd-largest Ebola outbreak exceeds 1,000 cases

The second-largest, second-deadliest Ebola outbreak in history has exceeded 1,000 cases.
5 years ago
Health workers carry out the body of a patient with unconfirmed Ebola virus, Aug. 22, 2018, in Mangina, Democratic Republic of the Congo.
5 years ago

Everything you need to know about Ebola

The Democratic Republic of the Congo is fighting one of world's largest Ebola outbreaks. Here is a look at the causes, the symptoms and the history of the deadly virus.
5 years ago
An ampule of one of the new therapeutics in Beni, the Democratic Republic of the Congo on Aug. 25, 2018.
5 years ago

Nearly 100 children dead as world's 2nd-largest Ebola outbreak surpasses 800 cases

The second-largest, second-deadliest Ebola outbreak in history has claimed the lives of nearly 100 children so far.
5 years ago
Isata, a 22-month-old, is the youngest patient to be discharged from the Ebola treatment centre in Kailahun district, Sierra Leone, Aug. 12, 2014.
5 years ago

Vaccine hesitancy a top 'threat to global health'

The World Health Organization (WHO) has named people who oppose vaccination among the top 10 "threats to global health" this year.
5 years ago
Health workers are seen putting on their personal protective equipment before entering the red zone of a Medecins Sans Frontieres supported Ebola treatment center in Butembo, Congo, Nov. 3, 2018.
5 years ago

World's 2nd-deadliest Ebola outbreak reaches 600 confirmed cases

The second-largest, second-deadliest Ebola outbreak in history has reached 600 confirmed cases in five months.
5 years ago
Health workers escort an unconfirmed Ebola patient at a newly build MSF (Doctors Without Borders) supported Ebola treatment centre in Bunia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Nov. 7, 2018.
5 years ago

American being tested for Ebola after Congo trip

The individual will be monitored at a Nebraska biocontainment unit.
5 years ago
VIDEO: The individual will be monitored at a Nebraska biocontainment unit.
5 years ago

American being monitored in US after potential exposure to Ebola virus in Congo

The individual will be monitored at a Nebraska biocontainment unit.
5 years ago
Health workers escort an unconfirmed Ebola patient at a newly build MSF (Doctors Without Borders) supported Ebola treatment centre in Bunia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Nov. 7, 2018.
5 years ago

'Young miracle' newborn recovers from Ebola after mom dies in childbirth

A baby who was admitted to an Ebola treatment center in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo just six days after she was born has now recovered.
5 years ago
A baby girl named Benedicte is discharged from the Ebola Treatment Center of Beni in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dec. 12, 2018.
5 years ago

2nd deadliest Ebola outbreak in history spreads to major city

The second-largest and second-deadliest Ebola outbreak in history has spread to a major city.
5 years ago
Health workers are seen helping an unconfirmed Ebola patient into her bed inside of a Medecins Sans Frontieres supported Ebola treatment center in Butembo, Congo, Nov. 3, 2018.
5 years ago

Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo now 2nd worst in history

The current Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo's volatile east is now the second largest ever.
5 years ago
Health workers escort an unconfirmed Ebola patient at a newly build MSF (Doctors Without Borders) supported Ebola treatment centre in Bunia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Nov. 7, 2018.
6 years ago

Congo's current Ebola outbreak worst in country's history, officials say

The current Ebola outbreak in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo is the worst in the country's recorded history, the health ministry said.
6 years ago
In this Sunday, Sept 9, 2018 file photo, a health worker sprays disinfectant on his colleague after working at an Ebola treatment center in Beni, Eastern Congo.
6 years ago

Congo's latest Ebola outbreak could become 'worst ever' in East Africa, IRC warns

A fast-growing Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo could become "the worst ever seen in East Africa," a humanitarian aid group warned Wednesday.
6 years ago
Health workers carry out the body of a patient with unconfirmed Ebola virus, Aug. 22, 2018, in Mangina, Democratic Republic of the Congo.
6 years ago

What is Ebola?

The Ebola virus is one of a group of viruses that cause hemorrhagic disease.
6 years ago
The Ebola virus is one of a group of viruses that cause hemorrhagic disease.
6 years ago

Doctors work to contain Ebola in Democratic Republic of Congo

Medical workers are trying to contain a new Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo, including vaccination campaigns and community outreach attempts.
6 years ago
Medical workers are trying to contain a new Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo, including vaccination campaigns and community outreach attempts.
6 years ago

At the center of Ebola in the Congo, worry and indifference coexist

One busy town affected by Ebola is at the crossroads of three nations.
6 years ago
Doctors Without Borders team treat patients in an isolation area at the Mbandaka hospital in Equateur, Democratic Republic of Congo, May 20, 2018.
6 years ago

3 Ebola patients escape quarantine in large Congolese city amid growing outbreak

Three Ebola patients escaped from quarantine in a port city of nearly 1.2 million people in the Democratic Republic of Congo this week, amid the growing outbreak there.
6 years ago
A worker from the World Health Organization administers Ebola vaccination during the launch of an experimental vaccine in Mbandaka, north-western Democratic Republic of the Congo, May 21, 2018.
6 years ago

Ebola vaccine deployed in Congo: What to know about the experimental approach

The World Health Organization and Merck approved using the vaccine in Congo.
6 years ago
Nurses working with the World Health Organization (WHO) administer the Ebola vaccine to a local doctor at the town all of Mbandaka, Democratic Republic of Congo, May 21, 2018 during the launch of the Ebola vaccination campaign.
6 years ago

3 new Ebola cases confirmed in large city in Congo, raising risk of further spread

Three new cases of Ebola virus disease have been confirmed in a city of nearly 1.2 million people in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the country's health ministry said.
6 years ago
Members of a Red Cross team don protective clothing before heading out to look for suspected victims of Ebola, in Mbandaka, Congo, May 14, 2018.