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Ebola in DRC: Nearing control of the outbreak, but vigilance still required

MSF - October 1, 2007

Kasai OccidentalMédecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has seen a decrease in the number of admissions in its isolation unit in Kampungu, a village of 9,000 inhabitants which is the epicentre of the outbreak of Ebola hemorrhagic fever in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
Medics Struggle to Limit DRC Ebola Outbreak

VOA News - September 21, 2007

Kasai OccidentalA suspected Ebola death has been reported in another province of the Democratic Republic of Congo, raising fears that the virus may be spreading. But the World Health Organization says that with new mobile laboratories in the country and an effective awareness campaign taking place, isolating Ebola cases should now become easier.
Ebola outbreak "contained" - Kabila

IRIN - September 14, 2007

Joseph Kabila KabangeMeasures have been taken to prevent the spread of Ebola following the deaths of at least 160 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo's southern province of Kasai Occidental during the past two months, President Joseph Kabila said.
Military Escalation Likely in DRC Say Analysts

VOA News - September 14, 2007

The United Nations says Congolese president Joseph Kabila's latest comments on getting rebel forces to join the army marked a positive step towards bringing peace to the volatile North Kivu region, which has seen heavy fighting in recent weeks. Mr. Kabila called on the rebel fighters to rejoin the national army and said he would hold talks to solve the conflict in Kivu.


Ebola virus outbreak in central DR Congo claims 160 lives

UN News - September 12, 2007

Kasai OccidentalAt least 160 people have died in an outbreak of the highly lethal haemorrhagic Ebola virus in the centre of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) reported today, announcing that it is rushing medical and supplies to the region to try to contain the disease.
Outbreak in Kasai Occidental confirmed as Ebola

IRIN - September 11, 2007

Ebola virusHealth authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have identified a fever outbreak that has claimed at least 167 lives in the southern province of Kasai Occidental as Ebola.
Suspected haemorrhagic fever claims 100 in Kasai

IRIN - August 30, 2007

Kasai OccidentalAn epidemic suspected to be haemorrhagic fever has broken out in the Mweka area, about 100km north-west of Kananga, the administrative centre of Kasai Occidental province in the Democratic Republic of Congo, with more than 100 deaths, according to health authorities.
Government acts to stop Marburg virus spreading from Angola

IRIN - March 30, 2005

In response to fears that a recent outbreak of the deadly Marburg virus in Angola could spread across the 1,750-km border with the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the Congolese minister of health, Emile Bongeli, said on Tuesday that the government had set up a quarantine zone along the frontier.





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