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    The UN and South Sudan said on Friday that they have intensified preparedness and response activities against Ebola in the wake of the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). They said the ministry of health with support from World Health Organisation (WHO), Centre for Disease Control and other partners ...
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    Democratic Republic of Congo has started using the experimental mAb114 Ebola treatment on patients in the east of the country, the health ministry said on Tuesday, the first time it has been deployed against an active outbreak. The outbreak in eastern Congo’s North Kivu province has now spread to neighbouring Ituri province, where a person ...
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    The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has started vaccination against the latest Ebola outbreak in the northeaster North Kivu province, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Thursday. The vaccination has targeted high risk populations in North Kivu, in which the provincial health minister and the provincial coordinator of the Expanded Program on Immunization ...
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    Democratic Republic of Congo will start using an Ebola vaccine as early as Monday to counter a new flare-up in the heavily populated eastern part of the Central African country, which emerged just as an earlier outbreak was being pronounced over. Four people have tested positive for Ebola in and around Mangina, a town some ...
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    June 13, 2018 The head of the World Health Organisation (WHO) has cautioned against declaring victory too early in Congo’s Ebola epidemic, in spite of encouraging signs that it may be brought under control. “The outbreak is stabilising, but still the outbreak is not over,” WHO chief Tedros Ghebreyesus told newsmen on a visit to ...
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    May 23, 2018 Following Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Central Africa, the Federal Government has increased surveillance in all airports to forestall the re-occurrence of 2014 experience. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) and the Port Health Services personnel had increased the screening ...
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    May 16, 2018 The first 4,000 doses of experimental vaccine provided by the WHO to combat against the Ebola outbreak has arrived on Wednesday in Kinshasa, the capital city of the Democratic Republic of Congo. NAN reports that the WHO on Monday gave the go-ahead to officials in the DRC to import and use an ...
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    May 11, 2018   The WHO is preparing for the worst case scenario in an Ebola outbreak in a remote area of Congo, including spread to a major town. WHO Deputy Director-General of Emergency Preparedness and Response Peter Salama on Friday told a regular UN briefing in Geneva that he hoped the Democratic Republic of ...
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    The United Nations Chief gave an interview to Irene Herman Houngbo, our correspondent in New-York. António Guterres discussed about peace and security in Africa as part of the fight against terrorism. He also talked about the actions of the United Nations on the African continent. Excerpts below: About the relevance of peacekeeping operations According to ...
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    Police on Wednesday searched the headquarters of Belgian company Semlex, which supplies passports to various African countries, and the home of its CEO, Albert Karaziwan. About a dozen officers arrived at Semlex’s office in Brussels and at Karaziwan’s house in the city early in the morning. By early afternoon, the search was still continuing. A ...