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Congo has given over 200,000 people Merck Ebola vaccine: government

GOMA, Congo (Reuters) – Congolese authorities and health workers vaccinated more than 200,000 people against Ebola in August, the government said on Sunday, using a Merck vaccine they hope will help rein in the world’s second worst epidemic. Figures released by the government’s Ebola committee showed that 204,044 people had been inoculated since August 8.… Read More »

Congo Draws Up a New Battle Plan Against Ebola Amid Power Struggle

Faced with an Ebola outbreak that sprawls over a vast swath of Congo, public health officials are conceding that their battle against the virus is failing and have proposed a comprehensive new strategy for ending the epidemic. The plan envisions no longer treating the epidemic simply as a health emergency, and reframing it as a… Read More »

Ebola outbreak in Congo is a public health emergency of international concern, WHO says

“The risk of Ebola spread in DRC and the region remains very high, and the risk of spread outside the region remains low,” Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of WHO, said during a press conference on Wednesday. “Now is the time for the international community to stand in solidarity with the people of DRC.” WHO… Read More »