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How Ebola went from killing 11,000 folks in a single 12 months to being on the verge of a treatment

How Ebola went from killing 11,000 folks in a single 12...

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It's thought to have begun with a bat bite. The Ebola virus, once considered incurable, has plagued Africa for more than 40 years. Since 1976, nearly 30,000 people have caught Ebola, and more than 11,000 have died. It's often gone silent for years only to reemerge unexpectedly, catching hospitals, governments, and global organizations off-guard. But…
Why The Ebola Action Is A Success In Goma– However Not Somewhere Else In Congo

Why The Ebola Action Is A Success In Goma– However Not...

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Esperance Nabintu, 42, an Ebola survivor, photographed on Aug. 15 in Goma. One of her children also contracted the disease and survived. But her husband, Rene Daniele Fataki, died from the disease. This photo was taken as friends and family gathered at her home to mourn and to celebrate his life. Samantha Reinders for NPR…
In Congo, Even Ebola Can’t Stop Enthusiasts From Dancing

In Congo, Even Ebola Can’t Stop Enthusiasts From Dancing

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Despite the stress of Ebola, Media Joice Kashamba Emmanuela and her boyfriend, Espoir Kitumaini, dance to rumba music at Ibiza, a dance club in Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo. Samantha Reinders for NPR hide caption toggle caption Samantha Reinders for NPR Despite the stress of Ebola, Media Joice Kashamba Emmanuela and her boyfriend, Espoir Kitumaini,…
2 Ebola drugs increase survival rates, according to early trial information

2 Ebola drugs increase survival rates, according to early trial information

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Enlarge / BUTEMBO, CONGO - JULY 27: A healthcare member inoculates a man for Ebola suspicion to take precautions against the disease in Butembo, Democratic Republic of the Congo. For the first time, preliminary clinical-trial results suggest that two experimental Ebola drugs can lower the death toll of the deadly virus, health officials announced Monday.…
2 Speculative Ebola Drugs Conserved Lives In Congo Break Out

2 Speculative Ebola Drugs Conserved Lives In Congo Break Out

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Health workers in protective suits tend to an Ebola victim kept in an isolation cube in Beni in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Jerome Delay/AP hide caption toggle caption Jerome Delay/AP Health workers in protective suits tend to an Ebola victim kept in an isolation cube in Beni in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Jerome…
Ebola Break Out In Congo Gets In Year 2. Is An End In Sight?

Ebola Break Out In Congo Gets In Year 2. Is An...

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Health workers in Congo carry the coffins of Ebola victims to a burial site. John Wessels/AFP/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption John Wessels/AFP/Getty Images Health workers in Congo carry the coffins of Ebola victims to a burial site. John Wessels/AFP/Getty Images "This is not a happy anniversary," says Yap Boum, the regional representative for Epicentre…
WHO States Ebola Is Now A ‘Public Health Emergency Situation Of International Issue’

WHO States Ebola Is Now A ‘Public Health Emergency Situation Of...

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The head of the World Health Organization has declared the Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo an international emergency. It's only the fifth time the WHO has sounded the alarm this way. MARY LOUISE KELLY, HOST: And it is official. The Ebola outbreak that's been raging in the Democratic Republic of Congo for nearly…
WHO states Ebola break out a global emergency situation

WHO states Ebola break out a global emergency situation

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Enlarge / Health workers communicate information about Ebola at an Ebola screening station on the road between Butembo and Goma on July 16, 2019, in Goma, DRC. The World Health Organization on Wednesday declared the nearly year-long Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). The…
WHO States Ebola Break Out In Congo An International Health Emergency Situation

WHO States Ebola Break Out In Congo An International Health Emergency...

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The World Health Organization says that more than 1,650 people have died from the current outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Al-hadji Kudra Maliro/AP hide caption toggle caption Al-hadji Kudra Maliro/AP The World Health Organization says that more than 1,650 people have died from the current outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic…
Measles is eliminating more individuals in the DRC than Ebola– and faster

Measles is eliminating more individuals in the DRC than Ebola– and...

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Enlarge / A man receives a vaccine against Ebola from a nurse outside the Afia Himbi Health Center on July 15, 2019 in Goma. As the world anxiously monitors the outbreak of Ebola in Democratic Republic of the Congo, health officials note that a measles outbreak declared last month in the country has killed more…

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