MSF SA Launches Ebola Outbreak Appeal

DOCTORS Without Borders (MSF) Southern Africa has launched an appeal to raise funds to fight the Ebola outbreak in DRC. Every second counts, every patient matters, every donation is vital. Since the Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) was declared on 8 May 2018, 54 people who presented symptoms of haemorrhagic fever, including 35 confirmed Ebola cases and 25 deaths (of whom 12 were confirmed as Ebola), have been notified by the national health authorities in the Equateur region, where the outbreak started. The outbreak is currently affecting…

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WHO Warns Zimbabwe Over Ebola…Zim Urged to tighten boarder surveillance

THE WORLD Health Organisation (WHO), has warned the Zimbabwean Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) to exercise caution and vigilance following the resurfacing the deadly Ebola diseases in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). By Michael Gwarisa In a latter directed to the Perm Sec Dr, Gerald Gwinji, WHO officer in charge, Dr Juliet Nabyonga said more than 19 cases had been reported in the Congo and if the country does not regulate movement at the boarder posts, the ailment could find its way into Zimbabwe. “With reference to…

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Five lessons From Latest Ebola Outbreak In DRC-MSF

Four people died in the most recent Ebola outbreak that occurred in a remote, forested area of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). This small outbreak (five laboratory-confirmed and three probable cases) was quickly curtailed. The international humanitarian organisation Doctors Without Borders (MSF) shares lessons learned from this first occurrence of the deadly virus since the end of the large-scale Ebola outbreak that devastated West Africa in 2014-2015. 1. Train frontline health teams The scale of this outbreak was minimised, thanks in no small part to a nurse named Dieumerci.…

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DRC Ebola outbreak declared over

SOUREC: 3-mob The small outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic of Congo is over, according to the World Health Organisation. Four people died and four survived after infection in what was the first outbreak since the 2014-2016 West African one that claimed 11,000 lives. It has been 42 days since the last known case. WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus: “With the end of this epidemic, DRC has once again proved to the world that we can control the very deadly Ebola virus if we respond early in a coordinated and…

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