Latest Pandemics News

Dutch hospital sealed off but ebola scare proves false alarm

Aug. 7, 2019 6:47 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch emergency services say an ebola scare that led them to seal off part of a hospital in the port city of Rotterdam has turned out to be a false alarm. The Rijnmondveilig agency coordinates emergency responses in the Rotterdam region. It tweeted early Thursday that a...

Rwanda, Congo restrict unnecessary border travel amid Ebola

Aug. 7, 2019 6:59 AM EDT

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Rwanda and Congo are discouraging travel across their border to prevent further spread of the highly contagious Ebola virus. Travel restrictions are part of measures taken by Rwandan and Congolese health officials who met in Rwanda. People traveling across the border for non-essential...

The Latest: Wife of Ebola victim in Goma has the virus

Aug. 1, 2019 11:51 AM EDT

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — The Latest on Congo's Ebola outbreak (all times local): 4:50 p.m. The wife of the man who died of Ebola in Congo's city of Goma this week has tested positive for the virus, hours after their 1-year-old daughter was confirmed to have the disease. The Ebola coordinator for North Kivu...

2nd person dies from Ebola in Congo's city of Goma

Jul. 31, 2019 4:13 PM EDT

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — A second person died Wednesday of Ebola in Congo's major crossroads city of Goma, again raising fears the virus could spread beyond the country's borders as the outbreak enters a second year. The man may never have known he had Ebola and was contagious for days before the illness was...

Congo officials say 2nd Ebola case confirmed in city of Goma

Jul. 30, 2019 7:09 PM EDT

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Officials in Congo on Tuesday said a second Ebola case had been confirmed in Goma, the city of more than 2 million people whose first confirmed case in this yearlong outbreak was reported earlier this month. There appeared to be no link between the man's case and the previous one in...

Ebola vaccine's promise undermined by deep distrust in Congo

Jul. 24, 2019 7:19 AM EDT

BENI, Congo (AP) — Until his last breath, Salomon Nduhi Kambale insisted he had been poisoned by someone and that was the reason he was vomiting blood. The 30-year-old man wouldn't give community health teams his phone number, and when they found it, he hung up on them. Health workers were desperate to...