More than 1,100 people have died from Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Despite information campaigns, new treatment facilities that reduce disease transmission and an effective new vaccine, the outbreak is spreading because of ongoing violence and residents’ deep…
The election in Congo, which is also facing a deadly Ebola virus outbreak, was long-delayed and marred by irregularities.
By Mathilde Boussion, Associated Press
Police in eastern Congo fired live ammunition and tear gas on Thursday to disperse more than 100 people protesting a presidential election delay, blamed on a deadly Ebola outbreak, that means more than 1 million votes will not count.
By Al-Hadji Kudra Maliro, Associated Press
A single genetic alteration may have increased Ebola virus transmissibility and boosted its killing power during the West Africa outbreak.
By Dina Fine Maron, Scientific American
By Andrew Mach
Following 42 days with no new cases, thousands of residents gathered in Sierra Leone on Saturday, as the U.N. World Health Organization declared an end to the outbreak that killed 3,589 people and more than 221 health workers since it…
By Larisa Epatko
A vaccine against the Ebola virus – the first of its kind in the disease’s 40-year recorded history – shows promise in trials in Guinea, according to a report released Friday in the medical journal Lancet.
By Larisa Epatko
A panel of health experts recommended a top-to-bottom restructuring of the World Health Organization on Tuesday in light of its failure to quickly respond to the Ebola crisis.
By PBS NewsHour
By Carey Reed
The first of two American aid workers infected with the deadly Ebola virus while working in West Africa arrived in the U.S. for treatment on Saturday.
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