‘An outrage’: Global measles crisis killed 140,000 people in 2018, WHO says

A medical worker of Myanmar public health department inoculates a girl for measles and rubella during a nationwide vaccination campaign Source: EPA A global measles crisis caused more than 140,000 deaths last year, with data showing the number of cases … Read More

As Congo’s Ebola Outbreak Drags On, Untracked Cases Sow Confusion

On tour in Africa, American officials said the U.S. would keep providing aid. But Congo’s response has been uneven, and the former health minister has been jailed. Health workers last month burying an Ebola victim in Beni, the Democratic Republic … Read More

Ebola survivors face increased risk of death

A worker from the World Health Organization (WHO) prepares to administer Ebola vaccination during the launch of an experimental vaccine in Mbandaka, north-western Democratic Republic of the Congo, on May 21, 2018. File Photo by EPA-EFE/STR The overall death rate … Read More

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

The second-largest, second-deadliest Ebola outbreak in history has exceeded 3,000 cases and 2,000 deaths as the yearlong epidemic continues despite access to an experimental vaccine and developmental treatments. A total of 3,004 people have reported symptoms of hemorrhagic fever in the … Read More

Why the WHO’s Emergency Declaration for Ebola Is a Big Deal

The president of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene talks about how the designation could help fight the nearly year-old outbreak in central Sub-Saharan Africa. Credit: Getty Images The World Health Organization last week drew global attention to a … Read More

Congo’s Health Minister Resigns Over Ebola Approach

Dr. Oly Ilunga, health minister of the Democratic Republic of Congo, visiting an Ebola treatment center in March. He resigned on Monday after the government appointed a new team to coordinate the effort to contain the disease.CreditCreditJohn Wessels/Agence France-Presse — … Read More

Hundreds Of Migrants Flee Ebola-Stricken Congo For San Antonio, Texas

Countless migrants from the Congo and Angola are continuing to pour into San Antonio, Texas as local officials are expressing their concerns over a lack of resources to handle the situation. A group of about 350 migrants have arrived so … Read More

Hundreds Of Migrants Flee Ebola-Stricken Congo For San Antonio, Texas

Countless migrants from the Congo and Angola are continuing to pour into San Antonio, Texas as local officials are expressing their concerns over a lack of resources to handle the situation. A group of about 350 migrants have arrived so … Read More

Congo Ebola infections exceed 2000

The number of Ebola cases in eastern Congo has reached 2000 – less than three months after reaching 1000, and ten months after being first diagnosed. The number of cases of Ebola in eastern Congo has passed 2000, government figures … Read More

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