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Death Toll In DRC Ebola Outbreak Surpasses 500, Health Minister Says

Al Jazeera: Ebola death toll in DR Congo passes 500: Health ministry “More than 500 people have died from the latest Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, but a vaccination program has prevented thousands more deaths, the country’s health minister said…” (2/9). CBC Radio: ‘Whack-a-mole’ Ebola outbreak…

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DRC Ebola Outbreak Likely Will Continue Through Year’s End, U.K. Official Says

The Telegraph: ‘A slow-burn crisis’: how Ebola will take months to resolve “The Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo may not be brought under control until the end of this year, a senior U.K. government official has warned. The official, who did not want to be named, said that…

Building Trust Among Communities Vital To Containing Ebola, Other Outbreaks

New England Journal of Medicine: An Epidemic of Suspicion — Ebola and Violence in the DRC Vinh-Kim Nguyen, medical team leader at Médecins Sans Frontières in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) “…Ebola is worsening despite medical progress because trust is breaking down. Medical innovations need social traction to deliver…

Global Dispatches Podcast Interviews MSF Field Coordinator On DRC’s Ebola Outbreak

U.N. Dispatch’s “Global Dispatches Podcast”: ‘It’s Really Worrying Right Now.’ An Ebola Outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo is NOT Under Control Mark Leon Goldberg, editor of U.N. Dispatch and host of the Global Dispatches Podcast, speaks with Karin Huster, field coordinator for Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders in…

Number Of Cholera Cases In Mozambique Increases In Cyclone Idai Aftermath

Associated Press: Mozambique cholera cases jump to 139 a day after outbreak “Cholera cases in Mozambique among survivors of a devastating cyclone have shot up to 139, officials said, as nearly 1 million vaccine doses were rushed to the region and health workers desperately tried to improvise treatment space for…

Additional Ebola Cases Recorded In DRC; U.S. Investments Critical To Stop Outbreak, Prevent Spread, Experts Testify During Senate Subcommittee Hearing

CIDRAP News: Eight more sickened in DRC’s Ebola outbreak “An uptick in the rate of newly confirmed Ebola cases in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s outbreak continued [Tuesday], with the country’s health ministry reporting eight illnesses in four locations. In other outbreak developments, the World Health Organization (WHO) African regional…