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Diplomats, donors concerned about sex abuse reports at WHO

May. 14, 2021 15:08 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British, European and American diplomats and donors have voiced serious concerns about how the World Health Organization handled sex abuse allegations involving its own staff during an outbreak of Ebola in Congo, as reported this week by The Associated Press. ...

Internal emails reveal WHO knew of sex abuse claims in Congo

May. 12, 2021 13:26 PM EDT

BENI, Congo (AP) — When Shekinah was working as a nurse’s aide in northeastern Congo in January 2019, she said, a World Health Organization doctor offered her a job investigating Ebola cases at double her previous salary — with a catch. “When he asked me to sleep...

Congo declares end to latest Ebola outbreak in nation's east

May. 03, 2021 13:16 PM EDT

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo has declared an end to the latest Ebola outbreak that killed six people in its east. Congo’s Minister of Public Health, Dr. Jean-Jacques Mbungani on Monday announced the end of the outbreak that began Feb. 7 in the town of Butembo in the...

Billions spent on coronavirus fight, but what happens next?

Apr. 19, 2021 12:07 PM EDT

Congress has poured tens of billions of dollars into state and local public health departments in response to the coronavirus pandemic, paying for masks, contact tracers and education campaigns to persuade people to get vaccinated. Public health officials who have juggled...

Man's Ebola relapse spawned dozens of new cases in Africa

Mar. 31, 2021 18:22 PM EDT

A man in Africa who developed Ebola despite receiving a vaccine recovered but suffered a relapse nearly six months later that led to 91 new cases before he died. The report adds to evidence that the deadly virus can lurk in the body long after symptoms end, and that survivors need monitoring...

23 people in Washington being monitored for Ebola

Mar. 25, 2021 22:00 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Public health officials in Washington state are monitoring 23 people for Ebola who recently traveled from the West African countries of Guinea and Democratic Republic of the Congo. The Department of Health said Thursday in a news release that...

State: 4 people being monitored for Ebola virus in Oregon

Mar. 25, 2021 19:34 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — State health officials say four people are being monitored for the Ebola virus in Oregon. The Oregon Health Authority says officials are monitoring four people who recently visited Guinea and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, KOIN-TV reported. ...