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Attacks could reverse gains in Congo's Ebola fight, says WHO

Mar. 14, 2019 11:35 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Attacks on Ebola treatment centers in eastern Congo threaten to reverse the gains being made against the current outbreak of the deadly virus, the director-general of the World Health Organization said Thursday as a fourth assault on a health center was reported. Nearly 600 people have died...

WHO: Attacks could reverse gains in Congo's Ebola fight

Mar. 14, 2019 9:00 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The director-general of the World Health Organization says recent attacks on Ebola treatment centers in Congo threaten to reverse the gains that have been made in fighting the epidemic. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, who has just returned from a visit to eastern Congo, noted reports on Thursday...

Ebola treatment center in Congo is attacked again; 1 dead

Mar. 9, 2019 4:29 PM EST

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Heavily armed assailants again attacked an Ebola treatment center in the heart of eastern Congo's deadly outbreak on Saturday, with one police officer killed and health workers injured, authorities said, while frightened patients waited in isolation rooms for the gunfire to end. The...

Ebola treatment center in Congo is attacked again; mayor says a police officer killed

Mar. 9, 2019 8:33 AM EST
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Ebola treatment center in Congo is attacked again; mayor says a police officer killed.

Response to Ebola in Congo hampered by violence, says group

Mar. 7, 2019 6:14 AM EST

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Health workers battling Ebola in eastern Congo are facing "a climate of deepening community mistrust" nearly seven months after the outbreak began, Doctors Without Borders warned Thursday. The medical aid group has temporarily suspended its operations at two treatment centers located...

Congo: 4 Ebola patients missing after 2nd clinic attack

Feb. 28, 2019 4:35 PM EST

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Intruders attacked a treatment center run by Doctors Without Borders for the second time in four days, leaving four Ebola patients missing and forcing the medical aid group to suspend its operations in the area Thursday. The decision was made after unknown assailants burned tents and...

Ebola medical center attacked in Congo for 2nd time in week

Feb. 27, 2019 4:12 PM EST

BENI, Congo (AP) — The mayor of a city in Congo and medical aid group Doctors Without Borders say intruders wreaked havoc at an Ebola treatment center in the eastern city of Butembo, the second Ebola clinic in the region attacked in a week. Butembo Mayor Sylvain Kanyamanda said unidentified raiders burned...

Ebola treatment center attacked in Congo's east

Feb. 26, 2019 9:05 AM EST

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Assailants attacked an Ebola treatment center in Congo's eastern town of Katwa on Sunday night, killing one caretaker and injuring another as the country grapples to control the second largest outbreak in recorded history, Congo's health ministry said Tuesday. Doctors Without Borders...

Patient at Pennsylvania hospital doesn't have Ebola

Feb. 6, 2019 3:38 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pennsylvania's health department says Ebola has been ruled out as the cause of a patient's illness at a Philadelphia hospital. Penn Medicine had said the patient at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania was being tested for the potentially deadly illness even though officials...

Experts call for emergency declaration on Congo's Ebola

Feb. 4, 2019 12:06 PM EST

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — An international group of public health experts on Monday called on the World Health Organization to convene an emergency committee to consider declaring Congo's Ebola outbreak an international public health emergency. The group of experts wrote in the Lancet that such a call would...