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Ebola in West-Africa: 10 years later, 5 things to remember

Des Moines, Iowa – In Iowa, a decade ago on March 23rd 2014, Guinea declared an Ebola outbreak that was as devastating as it was unexpected and which signified the beginning of a crisis that would rock the world. Dr...

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What is MSF doing in Uganda, one month after the declaration of the Ebola epidemic?

Since September 20, 2022, the day the Ebola epidemic was declared in Uganda, MSF has been working alongside the Ministry of Health to support medical care in the country. Since the start of the outbreak and as of October 23,...

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DRC Ebola outbreak: DRC’s thirteenth Ebola outbreak

Thirteenth Ebola outbreak declared in DRC Following a series of community deaths in North Kivu province, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the DRC Ministry of Health declared an outbreak of Ebola on 8 October. The outbreak is concentrated in Beni health zone. This...

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Guinea: Five questions on the Ebola outbreak in Guinea

On 14 February 2021, the authorities in Guinea declared a new Ebola outbreak. As one of the key medical organisations responding in the huge 2014 – 2016 West Africa Ebola outbreak, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) immediately started mobilising a team of Ebola-experienced...

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Ebola: MSF prepares to respond to Ebola outbreak in Guinea

On February 14, 2021, health authorities in Guinea declared an outbreak of Ebola in the rural community of Gouéké in N’Zerekore prefecture after three Ebola cases were confirmed by the national laboratory, according to the World Health Organization. This marks the first time the disease...

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DRC Ebola outbreak crisis update: June 2020

New outbreak declared in Equateur province On 1 June 2020, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) declared its eleventh Ebola outbreak since records began, following the revelation of new cases of Ebola in Equateur province, northwestern DRC. Less than two years since the...

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DRC: Ebola response overshadows already fragile health system

In Mabalako, a rural health zone in the North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the Ebola epidemic has taken its toll on the fragile health system.Many doctors and health workers have been hired by the internationally-funded...

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DRC ebola outbreak: Independent Ebola vaccination committee is needed to overcome lack of WHO transparency

PARIS/GOMA – More than a year into the ongoing Ebola outbreak in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the disease has killed over 2,000 people. The mortality rate in this outbreak is around 67 per cent [1], which is comparable...

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DRC Ebola outbreak: Crisis update – July 2019

Summary Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) declared their tenth outbreak of Ebola in 40 years on 1 August 2018. The outbreak is centred in the northeast of the country. With the number of cases passing 2,500, it is now by...

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