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 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”
The world officially has an Ebola vaccine.
European regulators approved the marketing and distribution of Ervebo, a vaccine from the drugmaker Merck, which can be used against the most-common strain of the virus. Already in use in the Democratic Republic of Congo, it has been shown to be 97.5 percent effective. → Read the rest “An Ebola breakthrough”