Africa

DR Congo doctors hope to eliminate Ebola by end of year

More than 2,000 people, including 160 health workers, have died since the most recent Ebola outbreak last year.

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US drugmaker wins European approval for first-ever Ebola vaccine

Merck's vaccine, Ervebo, is approved for people over 18 years old and has already been used under emergency guidelines.

US drugmaker wins European approval for first-ever Ebola vaccine

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Johnson & Johnson seeks European approval of its Ebola vaccine

The pharmaceutical giant is also in talks with the US Food and Drug Administration for approval of the two-dose drug.

Johnson & Johnson seeks European approval of its Ebola vaccine

Ebola

Congolese anti-Ebola fighter killed in home attack

Assailants stabbed Papy Mumbere Mahamba, 35, and wounded his wife before burning down their home in Lwemba town.

Congolese anti-Ebola fighter killed in home attack

Democratic Republic of the Congo

DR Congo launches large-scale operation against rebels

Offensive against armed rebels comes as efforts to contain deadly Ebola virus outbreak are ongoing.

DR Congo launches large-scale operation against rebels

Ebola

WHO, DRC eye tighter rules for Ebola care over immunity concerns

Alarm raised after patient's death appears to defy accepted medical theory that survivors are immune to reinfection.

WHO, DRC eye tighter rules for Ebola care over immunity concerns

Health

IOM halts Ebola screening after aid workers killed in South Sudan

UN migration agency suspends some Ebola checks at South Sudan border points with Uganda, DR Congo.

IOM halts Ebola screening after aid workers killed in South Sudan

AJ Impact

Ebola tests resilience of Uganda's cross-border trade

Uganda has heeded WHO's warning to keep its border with DRC open during the second-deadliest Ebola outbreak on record.

Ebola tests resilience of Uganda's cross-border trade

Ebola

Ebola virus now squeezed into 'corner' of DR Congo: WHO

UN health agency says transmission rates in deadly epidemic have been slashed but warns danger is not over yet.

Ebola virus now squeezed into 'corner' of DR Congo: WHO

Tanzania

Tanzania summons WHO representative over Ebola complaint

Government seeks answers from UN health agency which accused it of failing to share data on suspected Ebola cases.

Tanzania summons WHO representative over Ebola complaint

Ebola

DRC: Roll-out of second Ebola vaccine confirmed amid criticism

The WHO says second Ebola vaccine will be used from mid-October, while MSF slams response efforts as 'too slow'.

DRC: Roll-out of second Ebola vaccine confirmed amid criticism

Ebola

Tanzania not sharing information on suspected Ebola cases: WHO

East African country yet to comment on WHO rebuke, but had previously told UN health agency it had no cases of Ebola.

Tanzania not sharing information on suspected Ebola cases: WHO

Ebola

DR Congo to deploy second Ebola vaccine

Vaccine made by US-based firm Johnson & Johnson to be deployed as Ebola continues to surge, DRC health officials say.

DR Congo to deploy second Ebola vaccine

Democratic Republic of the Congo

DR Congo police detain former health minister in Ebola probe

Oly Ilunga Kalenga taken into custody over alleged mismanagement of funds amid concerns he planned to flee, police say.

DR Congo police detain former health minister in Ebola probe

Uganda

Ebola deaths in east DRC outbreak top 2,000

This is second deadliest on record behind 2013-2016 epidemic in West Africa that killed more than 11,300 people.

Ebola deaths in east DRC outbreak top 2,000