ebola

Latest deadly Ebola virus outbreak in DR Congo declared over

The 12th Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), was declared officially over on Monday, just three months after the first case was reported in North Kivu, but it marks the end of the country’s fourth outbreak of the deadly disease in less than three years, said the World Health Organization (WHO).

News in Brief 5 March 2021

  • 1,600 vaccinated in Guinea Ebola virus outbreak but more jabs needed: WHO 
  • COVID-19 cases surge in West Bank in February but fall in Gaza  
  • Iran: condemnation for killing of Baloch minority protesters 
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1,600 vaccinated in Guinea Ebola virus outbreak but more jabs needed: WHO

More than 1,600 people have received Ebola virus vaccinations in Guinea where four have died in a new outbreak, but more lifesaving jabs will be needed to contain the disease, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday.

West Africa steps up efforts to tackle latest Ebola threat

As a new Ebola outbreak threatens Guinea, six neighboring countries are urgently scaling up preparation and response efforts to prevent the further spread of the deadly virus, the UN World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday.

News in Brief 18 February 2021

  • ‘Very high’ risk of Guinea’s Ebola outbreak spreading: WHO 
  • Call to end instrumentalization of aid for Syrians after 10 years of war:  Commission of Inquiry report 
  • UN chief condemns attack on school in Nigeria 
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News in Brief 16 February 2021

  • Myanmar: ‘World is watching’, UN Special Envoy tells military
  • Atrocities in eastern DR Congo complicate work of tackling new Ebola outbreak 
  • Desperate daily quest for food stalks people of South Sudan   
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Downward COVID-19 trend shows ‘simple public health measures work’ – UN health chief 

The number of reported cases of COVID-19 globally has declined for the fifth consecutive week, the head of the UN health agency said on Monday, underscoring that “simple public health measures work, even in the presence of variants”.

News in Brief 15 February 2021

  • Afghanistan: 65 media workers, rights defenders killed since 2018
  • Three die in Ebola outbreak in southern Guinea   
  • WTO appoints first female and first African leader
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Two die as new Ebola outbreak declared in southern Guinea

Guinean health authorities have declared an outbreak of Ebola in a rural community in the south of the country, with at least seven people infected, two of whom died, the UN World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed on Sunday.  

UN agencies and partners establish global Ebola vaccine stockpile

In a major milestone in the fight against deadly diseases, United Nations agencies and humanitarian partners announced on Tuesday, the establishment of a global Ebola vaccine stockpile, to help control future epidemics by ensuring timely access to vaccines for populations at risk, during outbreaks.