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Kenya patient free of Ebola, as Congo, Uganda fight outbreak

Jun. 17, 2019 12:23 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya remains free from Ebola as test results show that a sick woman does not have the deadly hemorrhagic fever, while neighboring Uganda and Congo battle a stubborn outbreak of the disease. Kenya's Health Minister Sicily Kariuki Monday announced that a patient isolated at the Kericho...

Ugandan medics now tackling Ebola say they lack supplies

Jun. 15, 2019 3:04 PM EDT

BWERA, Uganda (AP) — The isolation ward for Ebola patients is a tent erected in the garden of the local hospital. Gloves are given out sparingly to health workers. And when the second person in this Uganda border town died after the virus outbreak spread from neighboring Congo , the hospital for several...

UN says Ebola outbreak in Congo still not a global emergency

Jun. 14, 2019 3:05 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization on Friday said the Ebola outbreak in Congo — which spilled into Uganda this week — is an "extraordinary event" of deep concern but does not yet merit being declared a global emergency. The U.N. health agency convened its expert committee for the...

The Latest: UN says Ebola not yet a global emergency

Jun. 14, 2019 1:32 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The Latest on the Ebola outbreak in Congo and Uganda (all times local): 7:30 p.m. The World Health Organization says the Ebola virus outbreak in Congo — which spread to Uganda this week — does not yet merit being declared a global emergency but is "an extraordinary event" of...

Burial of Ugandan Ebola victim shows flash of confrontation

Jun. 14, 2019 9:34 AM EDT

KARAMBI, Uganda (AP) — At last the pickup truck carrying the Ebola victim's coffin arrived. The woman's relatives were relieved. But a small group of young people hissed in anger. They watched the burial team carefully put on protective suits and gloves, itching for a fight. They grabbed the rope meant to...

Congo pastor likely sparked Ebola outbreak spread to Uganda

Jun. 13, 2019 7:29 PM EDT

BWERA, Uganda (AP) — The Congolese pastor who is thought to have caused the Ebola outbreak's spread into Uganda was unknown to health officials before he died of the disease, the World Health Organization's emergencies chief said Thursday. That underlines the problems in tracking the virus as a WHO expert...

The Latest: More dead in family that brought Ebola to Uganda

Jun. 13, 2019 7:28 PM EDT

BWERA, Uganda (AP) — The latest on the Ebola outbreak in Congo and Uganda (all times local): 10:15 p.m. The Congolese Health Ministry says another child has died of Ebola, bringing the death toll to three within the same family that had recently traveled from Congo to Uganda. The 3-year-old boy died as he...

5-year-old dies of Ebola as outbreak crosses Congo border

Jun. 12, 2019 1:30 PM EDT

KASINDI, Congo (AP) — A 5-year-old boy vomiting blood became the first cross-border victim in the current Ebola outbreak on Wednesday, while his 3-year-old brother and grandmother tested positive for the disease that has killed nearly 1,400 people in Congo. The outbreak's spread into Uganda prompted the...

The Latest: UN committee meets Friday on Ebola emergency

Jun. 12, 2019 11:30 AM EDT

KASINDI, Congo (AP) — The Latest on the Ebola outbreak in Africa (all times local): 6:15 p.m. The World Health Organization says an expert committee will meet on Friday to discuss whether to declare the Ebola outbreak a global health emergency. This is the third time the committee is meeting on the current...

World Health Organization says two more Ebola cases confirmed in Uganda after virus crosses from Congo

Jun. 12, 2019 6:19 AM EDT
KASINDI, Congo (AP) — World Health Organization says two more Ebola cases confirmed in Uganda after virus crosses from Congo.