Ebola Virus

World Bank Mobilizes US$300 Million to Finance the Ebola Response in Democratic Republic of Congo

The World Bank Group on Wednesday announced that it is mobilizing up to US$300 million to scale up support for the global response to the Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

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WHO warns continuing Ebola outbreak in DRC poses a risk to neighbouring countries

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.

Study finds Ebola survivors in Liberia face ongoing health issues

Survivors of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in Liberia had a higher prevalence of certain health issues — including uveitis (eye redness and pain), abdominal, chest, neurologic, and musculoskeletal abnormalities upon physical exam — when compared to a control group of household and community members who did not have a history of EVD, according to findings from an ongoing study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.