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Congo Facing Worst Ebola Outbreak in Recorded History

Post by absinthe beginner » Sun Nov 11, 2018 8:05 am

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/11/ ... 22940.html

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is facing its worst Ebola outbreak in the country's recorded history, health officials have said.

The announcement late on Friday came amid increasing warnings that the situation could deteriorate because of attacks by armed groups and community resistance in the affected areas in eastern DRC.

Oly Ilunga Kalenga, the DRC's health minister, said a total of 319 confirmed and probable cases have been reported in North Kivu and Ituri provinces since the outbreak was declared in August.

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Re: Congo Facing Worst Ebola Outbreak in Recorded History

Post by absinthe beginner » Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:01 am

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https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-11- ... -very-high

The most recent Ebola outbreak spreading through the Democratic Republic of Congo is now the worst in the country's history, with 209 dead and 333 confirmed or probable cases, according to the DRC's health ministry.

According to The Express, efforts to contain the disease have been hampered by localized armed conflict and community resistance to health officials.

Two health workers were killed during the militant attack according to the minister, while 11 civilians and a soldier were killed last month in the city of Beni - the outbreak's epicenter.

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Re: Congo Facing Worst Ebola Outbreak in Recorded History

Post by absinthe beginner » Wed May 15, 2019 3:10 am

'Terrifying' Ebola epidemic out of control in DRC, say experts

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/ ... ay-experts

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Re: Congo Facing Worst Ebola Outbreak in Recorded History

Post by absinthe beginner » Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:03 am

Ebola Jumps Borders As Epidemic Rages On

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-06- ... emic-rages

Three cases of cross-border Ebola transmission have been reported in Uganda since the outbreak began in eastern Congo last year, according to the Financial Times. One of the victims, a five-year-old boy, has died of the disease while two of his relatives also tested positive.

On Wednesday, health experts in both countries were scrambling to understand how the boy's relatives crossed the border on June 9th, and who they may have infected along the way. The boy was taken to a Ugandan hospital after vomiting blood and exhibiting other symptoms, while two relatives of the boy also tested positive for Ebola. Uganda has been heavily screening visitors from Congo for signs of fever, and has vaccinated more than 4,700 health workers against the disease according to a joint statement by WHO and Ugandan officials.

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Post by aikorob » Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:05 am

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According to Reuters, the World Health Organization (WHO) is now preparing to declare an "international emergency" over the latest Ebola epidemic fast spreading through central Africa

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Re: Congo Facing Worst Ebola Outbreak in Recorded History

Post by TacAir » Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:09 am

Thank goodness they are starting to show up o the Mexican border and coming across - without any health screening....
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Post by jor-el » Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:42 pm

Taking in refugees from the DRC w/o medical screening is a sure fire way to start seeing cases in the CONUS.
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Re: Congo Facing Worst Ebola Outbreak in Recorded History

Post by absinthe beginner » Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:55 am

Ebola-Stricken Man Takes Bus To DRC Travel Hub With 2 Million Residents

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-07- ... -residents

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Post by flybynight » Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:46 pm

The deadly Ebola outbreak in Congo is now an international health emergency, the World Health Organization announced Wednesday after a case was confirmed in a city of 2 million people


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Re: Congo Facing Worst Ebola Outbreak in Recorded History

Post by Confucius » Fri Aug 02, 2019 1:36 pm

There was a second case in Goma this week, and it looks like his wife and one of his children have it too. I'm betting it spreads pretty quick in Goma now...

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-heal ... SKCN1US0XP

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The man himself had died of the virus earlier this week and only sought treatment more than a week after starting to show symptoms.

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Re: Congo Facing Worst Ebola Outbreak in Recorded History

Post by absinthe beginner » Sat Aug 03, 2019 9:16 am

Second patient DIES of Ebola in city in the Democratic Republic of Congo home to two million people as fears grow the lethal virus could spread

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/arti ... -live.html

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