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JOHANNESBURG | WHO convenes emergency meeting on Congo’s Ebola outbreak

JOHANNESBURG  — The World Health Organization says it is convening a meeting on Wednesday to determine whether Congo’s latest Ebola outbreak constitutes a public health emergency of international concern. Aid organizations have expressed alarm as the rate of new cases has more than doubled this month and community resistance to Ebola containment efforts in some … Continue reading JOHANNESBURG | WHO convenes emergency meeting on Congo’s Ebola outbreak

BENI, Congo | Congo reports 5 new Ebola deaths; UN worker is infected

BENI, Congo — Congo is reporting five new confirmed Ebola deaths in its latest outbreak, while a worker with the United Nations peacekeeping mission is among several new cases under treatment. Congo’s health ministry says the number of confirmed Ebola cases is now 170, including 95 deaths, as health workers express concern at the rising … Continue reading BENI, Congo | Congo reports 5 new Ebola deaths; UN worker is infected

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip | Israeli fire kills 6 Palestinians at Gaza protest

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Israeli forces shot dead six Palestinians Friday in one of the deadliest days in months of mass protests along the security fence separating Gaza and Israel, Gaza’s Health Ministry said. The ministry added that at least another 140 Palestinians were wounded by live bullets. It said that four of those … Continue reading GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip | Israeli fire kills 6 Palestinians at Gaza protest

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip | 2 Palestinians, including teenager, killed in Gaza protest

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Israeli troops killed two Palestinians, including a 13-year-old boy, at a protest near the Gaza Strip’s border with Israel, Gaza’s Health Ministry said on Friday. The ministry added that 46 others were wounded by Israeli gunfire. Thousands of Palestinians flocked to the frontier, continuing near-weekly protests that the territory’s Hamas … Continue reading GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip | 2 Palestinians, including teenager, killed in Gaza protest

Militia fighting in Libya’s Tripoli kills 5

militias in the capital Tripoli has killed at least five people. The Health Ministry said Monday in a statement that the fighting also wounded at least 27 people. The United Nations Support Mission in Libya has voiced concerns over “the use of indiscriminate fire and heavy weapons in densely populated residential areas.” It called on … Continue reading Militia fighting in Libya’s Tripoli kills 5

KINSHASA, Congo | Congo: 2 who received experimental Ebola treatment recover

KINSHASA, Congo — Congo’s health ministry says two of the first 10 people to receive an experimental treatment for the Ebola virus in the latest outbreak have recovered, and monitoring could show what role the treatment played. The head of the World Health Organization on Saturday congratulated Congo’s government for making several experimental treatments available … Continue reading KINSHASA, Congo | Congo: 2 who received experimental Ebola treatment recover

DAKAR, Senegal | Congo approves 4 experimental Ebola treatments in outbreak

DAKAR, Senegal — Congo’s health ministry says four experimental treatments have been approved for use in the Ebola virus outbreak in its northeast. The health ministry says ZMapp, Remdesivir, Favipiravir and Regn3450 – 3471 – 3479 now can be used. Health officials began using the mAb114 treatment on Aug. 11 on 10 patients and the … Continue reading DAKAR, Senegal | Congo approves 4 experimental Ebola treatments in outbreak

KINSHASA, Congo | Ebola vaccinations could start Wednesday in Congo outbreak

KINSHASA, Congo — Three more cases of the deadly Ebola virus have been confirmed in Congo’s latest outbreak, the country’s health ministry said Tuesday, while the World Health Organization said vaccinations could begin as early as Wednesday. The outbreak declared last week in North Kivu province in the northeast near Uganda and Rwanda is a … Continue reading KINSHASA, Congo | Ebola vaccinations could start Wednesday in Congo outbreak