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JOHANNESBURG | South Sudan to begin Ebola vaccinations as ‘very high risk’

JOHANNESBURG  — The World Health Organization says Ebola vaccinations soon will begin in South Sudan as the country is at “very high risk” in the current outbreak based in neighboring Congo. A statement says South Sudan‘s health ministry will begin vaccinating some health workers and other frontline workers in the capital, Juba, on Dec. 19. … Continue reading JOHANNESBURG | South Sudan to begin Ebola vaccinations as ‘very high risk’

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 | 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

WARSAW, Poland | Teachers, others demand wage hikes at protest in Poland

WARSAW, Poland— Thousands of state employees in Poland, including teachers, firefighters and health workers, have protested in Warsaw to demand higher wages and workplace changes. Poland’s economy is booming and wages have been rising in the private sector. But those who protested Saturday say their state wages remain too law and have not been growing. … Continue reading WARSAW, Poland | Teachers, others demand wage hikes at protest in Poland