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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

WHO says Sierra Leone Ebola flare-up over

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FLARE-UP OVER. A picture taken on November 7, 2014 shows people walking past a billboard with a message about Ebola in Freetown. File photo by Francisco Leong/AFP
The World Health Organization is careful to warn that a recurrence of cases of the deadly tropical disease remained possible in the 3 worst affected countries

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (Mar. 18, 2016) — The latest flare-up of Ebola in Sierra Leone has ended, leaving no confirmed cases of the virus in West Africa, the United Nations said Thursday, March 17, hailing it as a “milestone.”

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