[UN News] One month after the start of an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), United Nations health experts on Friday reported “very strong progress” in the response to the disease.
[Deutsche Welle] Health officials have expressed concern about containment as the virus reaches a city of 1 million people. At the same time, WHO began shipping thousands of trial vaccines to Kinshasa.
[Vanguard] Abuja -The meeting between the striking joint health workers union and the Federal Government last night ended in a deadlock.
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Cancun, Mexico -”This is very different from what we experienced in Liberia, Senegal and Guinea, where the outbreak was happening for the first time ever”
[The Conversation Africa] Three people have died and more than 125 are suspected to be infected with the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The outbreak comes less than two years after the most deadly spread of the disease in West Africa
[Al Jazeera] The World Health Organization (WHO) says it has developed a highly effective vaccine against the deadly Ebola virus after trials in Guinea showed it offered 100 percent protection.
PILGRIMS jostle outside the Islamic Centre in Conakry. A stressed-looking official barks at them to queue in single file
[UN News] The United Nations health agency today declared the end of Ebola virus transmission in Guinea, where the epidemic began two years ago before spreading to neighbouring Liberia and Sierra Leone and, ultimately by land and air travel to seven other countries, killing over 11,300 people.
[Liberia Govt] Mr. Vice President,
TRAVELLERS shuffle past temperature checks as they disembark at the tiny airport in Monrovia. Buckets of chlorinated hand-wash sit dutifully outside public buildings, and adverts describing the grim symptoms of Ebola are displayed across city walls. Two months after Liberia was (for the second time) declared safe, the ghosts of the virus lurk.