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Young Infant Recovers From Ebola In DRC As Officials Report 10 Additional Cases

Associated Press: ‘Young miracle’: Baby recovers from Ebola in Congo outbreak “They call her the ‘young miracle.’ A baby who was admitted to an Ebola treatment center just six days after birth is now recovered from the virus. Congo’s health ministry calls the baby the youngest survivor in what is…

Ebola Cases In DRC Continue To Increase, Officials Concerned About Spread To Goma

CIDRAP News: Ebola outbreak grows as DRC issues alerts in Goma “The Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC’s) health ministry [on Wednesday] in its daily Ebola update reported five new cases and nine new deaths and added that 100 suspected cases are under investigation. Outbreak totals now stand at 505…

DRC Ebola Cases Reach 500; Vaccinations Of Frontline Workers To Begin In South Sudan

CIDRAP News: Ebola count in DRC hits 500 in growing outbreak “The world’s second-largest Ebola outbreak hit another milestone [Tuesday], as the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) recorded two new cases, raising outbreak totals to 500, including 289 deaths…” (Soucheray, 12/11). San Francisco Chronicle: South Sudan to begin Ebola…

DRC Ebola Outbreak Continues To Grow; WHO Official Urges World To Prioritize Response

CIDRAP News: DRC Ebola cases approach 500 as infections continue “Over the weekend and through [Monday] the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DCR) reported 13 new Ebola cases in several outbreak areas, as neighboring South Sudan prepared to vaccinate health care and frontline workers in bordering regions. … In its…

Canada Announces Additional Funding For CEPI As Coalition Looks To Test ‘Vaccine Platform’ For Multiple Pathogens

Homeland Preparedness News: Canada to donate additional CA$10 mil to CEPI for anti-epidemic efforts “Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau affirmed another 10 million Canadian dollars for the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) [last] week, in an effort to bolster the development of vaccines. The announcement was made following the…

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