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WHO declares Ebola outbreak in northeast DR Congo

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The WHO said it was working closely with DR Congo authorities to help deploy health workers and protective equipment in the remote area, which is difficult for teams to access, in order to “rapidly control the outbreak”

KINSASHA, DR Congo (May 12, 2017) — An Ebola outbreak has been declared in northeast Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organization said Friday, after the virus caused three deaths in the area since April 22. Continue reading WHO declares Ebola outbreak in northeast DR Congo

109 quarantined in Sierra Leone after new Ebola death

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FIGHTING THE DISEASE. Ebola has claimed the lives of more than 11,000 people since 2013. File photo by Dominique Faget/AFP
Of the 109 who had been in contact with the victim, 28 are considered ‘high risk’

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (Jan. 17, 2016) — Sierra Leone’s government on Saturday, January 16, urged the public not to panic as it announced that more than 100 people had been quarantined following a new death from Ebola just as the country seemed to have overcome the epidemic.

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