Tag: Democratic Republic of Congo

Ebola Outbreak: Health Workers In Congo Fear Violent Attacks

Ebola responders in the Democratic Republic of the Congo are struggling to deal with the outbreak amid recent violent attacks by armed groups. Efforts to curb the spread of the disease have been hampered by threats to health workers.

Public Health May 23, 2019

WHO Ebola Responder Killed By Attackers In Congo Hospital

An Ebola responder was killed by attackers at a hospital in Congo. Witnesses say the attackers do not believe that Ebola exists in their area.

Feature | Health April 19, 2019

Ebola Outbreak In Congo Spreading At Its Fastest Rate, WHO Says

The Ebola virus has spread and infected over a thousand people in Congo. The World Health Organization has called on the international community to help in the efforts to end the outbreak.

Public Health April 3, 2019

Some Congo Residents Think Ebola Isn't A Real Virus

A new Harvard University study revealed the increasing level of mistrust some Congo residents have on the government. About one in every four surveyed didn’t believe Ebola virus is real.

Public Health April 2, 2019

American Doctor Possibly Exposed To Ebola In Central Africa Brought To The United States

A doctor may have been exposed to Ebola while treating patients in the Democratic Republic of Congo. He will be brought to a medical center that has previously treated Ebola patients.

Public Health December 29, 2018

Ebola Outbreak Declared In Congo War Zone

A new Ebola outbreak has just been declared in a Congo war zone. This outbreak is much harder to combat because of the large refugee population and the higher chances of encountering militant groups in the region.

Public Health August 5, 2018

Ebola Outbreak Persists In DRC: How Ebola Vaccine Can Help Deal With The Threat

Can the Ebola vaccine really help stop the outbreak? The vaccine is yet to be approved, but it has so far proven to be 100 percent effective in preventing Ebola.

Public Health May 26, 2018

4,000 Ebola Vaccines Arrive In The Democratic Republic Of Congo, Officials Say

The World Health Organization sent the Democratic Republic of Congo 4,000 vaccines in hopes that it would contain the country’s latest Ebola outbreak. The current Ebola outbreak was announced on May 8.

Public Health May 16, 2018

Ebola Keeps Coming Back, And Here's What Needs To Be Done To Contain It

The Ebola virus resurfaced in the Democratic Republic of Congo, triggering concerns that it will be like the 2014 to 2016 epidemic that claimed 11,000 lives. The government and the WHO, however, are quickly moving to contain the Ebola outbreak.

Public Health May 14, 2018

First Death In Democratic Republic Of Congo's Ebola Outbreak Occurred In January, 25 Cases Now Confirmed

The first death in the current Ebola outbreak facing the Democratic Republic of Congo has been reported. The number of confirmed cases of Ebola has risen to 25.

Public Health May 10, 2018

Ebola Outbreak In The Democratic Republic Of Congo: 2 Confirmed Cases And 10 More Suspected

A new ebola outbreak is affecting the Democratic Republic of Congo with two confirmed cases and 10 more suspected. Ebola was discovered in the Democratic Republic of Congo in the 1970s.

Public Health May 9, 2018

Ebola Outbreak Resurfaces In Congo: Profile Of The World’s Deadliest Virus

Two cases of Ebola virus have been confirmed in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The country’s Ministry of Health is working alongside WHO and other local and international agencies to deploy an emergency response similar to the 2017 outbreak.

Public Health May 9, 2018

WHO Confirms At Least One Ebola Death In Congo: Another Outbreak At Hand

Another Ebola outbreak has been reported out of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The World Health Organization was quick to respond to DRC’s eighth Ebola outbreak since 1976.

Public Health May 13, 2017

African Wars Pose Threat To Largest Gorilla Subspecies

The species of the largest gorilla in the world is declining in numbers due to the bloody civil wars that have plagued the Democratic Republic of Congo, according to a new report. The bloodshed and violence have decimated the Grauer’s gorillas, found only in the DRC.

Earth/Environment April 6, 2016

US Tags All Chimpanzees As Endangered: Here Are Some Amazing Facts About Mankind's Closest Relative

There are interesting facts about chimpanzees that are worth knowing. These caged animals, now dubbed 'endangered,' also closely resemble humans genetically.

Earth/Environment June 13, 2015

Cute Yet Timid Okapi Calf Is Chester Zoo's Newest Resident

The okapi calf that has made himself elusive to the public finally made his debut. The newest resident of the zoo seems to finally break free after his mom continuously encouraged him, zookeepers say.

Earth/Environment June 3, 2015

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