At last, an end to the DRC’s Ebola outbreak?

It’s getting lost in the coverage of Covid-19, but the world’s second-worst Ebola outbreak ever may soon be history.

The last known patient with the disease was discharged from a treatment facility last week. Her clearance triggered a 42-day countdown. If no new cases are discovered in that period, the outbreak will officially be at an end. → Read the rest “At last, an end to the DRC’s Ebola outbreak?”

Ebola workers attacked in DRC – again

Ebola health workers have again been targeted in the Democratic Republic of Congo by armed militia fighters. Four officials including a policeman were among those killed in the attacks on Thursday. More than 300 attacks on health workers have been recorded in the DRC this year alone.

At the same time DRC is battling the second-worst Ebola outbreak in history, a wave of measles is also spreading through the country. → Read the rest “Ebola workers attacked in DRC – again”