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Number Of DRC Ebola Cases Nears 1,000

Agence France-Presse: Ebola death confirmed in eastern DR Congo provincial capital “A six-month-old baby in the eastern DR Congo city of Bunia has died of Ebola, becoming the first fatality of the disease in a provincial capital, the heath ministry said Thursday…” (3/21). CIDRAP News: Ebola total approaches 1,000 as…

WASH Remains Critical To Health Security

Daily Caller: The Congo’s Ebola Outbreak Highlights a Big Mistake in Global Health Security Lindsay Denny, senior public health program associate for the Center for Global Safe WASH at Emory University and technical adviser for Global Water 2020 “…The absence of water/sanitation/hygiene is a daily threat. … It is not…

DRC Health Officials Announce New Ebola Case Detected In City Of Nearly 1M

CIDRAP News: Spike in Ebola cases continues in DRC “According to the World Health Organization’s Ebola dashboard, officials [Wednesday] recorded 12 new Ebola cases in the ongoing outbreak in North Kivu and Ituri provinces in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The cases bring the outbreak’s total to 980…

WHO Highlights Ebola Response Efforts In DRC

World Health Organization: Doubling down on Ebola This post discusses the WHO’s Ebola response efforts in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, including the deployment of frontline health workers, the provision of patient care in Ebola treatment centers, vaccination and educational efforts, treatment with new investigational Ebola drugs, and screenings…

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…

HHS Public Health Emergency Blog Series Addresses DRC Ebola Outbreak, Preparedness

HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response’s (ASPR) “ASPR Blog”: Combating and Containing the Ebola Outbreak In the first post of a two-part series, Robert Kadlec, assistant secretary for preparedness and response at HHS, discusses ASPR’s efforts to respond to the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic…

White House Must Step Up Efforts Against Ebola In DRC

Washington Post: The world’s second-worst outbreak of Ebola is underway in Congo. Where is the concern? Ronald A. Klain, Washington Post contributing columnist and White House Ebola response coordinator from 2014 to 2015 “…Fighting Ebola in Congo is the sort of global health challenge that requires White House leadership. Adding…

IDSA Discusses Senate Hearing On Ebola, U.S. Global Health Investments

Infectious Diseases Society of America: Ebola Hearing Highlights Global Health Investment Payoffs, Ongoing Needs “The Senate Appropriations Labor, Health and Human Services Subcommittee’s hearing on the continuing Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo brought the unprecedented challenges posed by the current outbreak, as well as the responses needed…