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JOHANNESBURG | Health workers in Congo’s Ebola outbreak attacked weekly

JOHANNESBURG  — Health teams responding to Congo’s latest Ebola outbreak are attacked three or four times a week on average, a level of violence unseen in the country’s nine previous outbreaks of the deadly virus, the health ministry said Monday. The coordinator of the outbreak response, Dr. Ndjoloko Tambwe Bathe, spoke to reporters after a … Continue reading JOHANNESBURG | Health workers in Congo’s Ebola outbreak attacked weekly

JOHANNESBURG | Congo rebels kill 13, abduct kids in Ebola outbreak region

JOHANNESBURG— Congolese rebels killed 13 civilians and abducted a dozen children in an attack at the center of the latest deadly Ebola outbreak, Congo’s military said Sunday, as the violence threatened to again force the suspension of crucial virus containment efforts. The Allied Democratic Forces rebels attacked Congolese army positions and several neighborhoods of Beni … Continue reading JOHANNESBURG | Congo rebels kill 13, abduct kids in Ebola outbreak region

DAKAR,Senegal | WHO to know soon if new Congo Ebola outbreak can use vaccine

DAKAR, Senegal — The World Health Organization said Friday it hopes to know as early as Tuesday whether the strain of Ebola in Congo’s latest outbreak of the deadly virus is the one for which an experimental vaccine can be used. The global agency’s emergencies director said 3,000 vaccine doses are still in Congo’s capital … Continue reading DAKAR,Senegal | WHO to know soon if new Congo Ebola outbreak can use vaccine