The exportation of cases into Uganda is a reminder that, as long as this outbreak continues in DRC, there is a risk of spread to neighbouring countries, although the risk of spread to countries outside the region remains low, according to an Emergency Committee statement by the WHO.
Democratic Republic of the Congo
The Emergency Committee on the Ebola virus disease outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo says a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) should not be declared at this time.
Rebel violence in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is escalating inside the vast country’s Ebola-hit North Kivu province, putting millions at risk, the United Nations refugee agency warned on Friday.
Africa is unique, culturally diverse with various traditional practices that may play greater roles in creating the enabling environment for viral diseases, such as Ebola.
The same experimental vaccine concept being used to prevent Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) also is the basis for an experimental vaccine against Nipah
On May 8, 2018, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) reported an outbreak of Ebola virus disease—a serious and often fatal illness—in Équateur Province in the northwest part of the country. As the U.S. government’s lead agency on biomedical… Read More ›
The World Bank Group’s Pandemic Emergency Financing Facility (PEF) welcomes Australia as a donor to the PEF, joining Japan and Germany. Australia is contributing US$7.2 million to the PEF’s Cash Window, which was set up through an initial contribution from Germany. Australia… Read More ›