Tag: Ebola

Congo Starts Ebola Vaccinations to Stem Outbreak in Northwest, WHO Says

DAKAR—The Democratic Republic of Congo has kicked off Ebola vaccinations to stem an outbreak in the northwest city of Mbandaka, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday. Two people are known to have died so far in the city of over one million inhabitants where people live in close proximity to road, water, and…


Liberals Plan to Review Secret Lab Documents—With or Without Conservatives

The federal Liberals will move ahead on a special, all-party, security-cleared committee to review documents related to the firing of two scientists from the National Microbiology Laboratory (NML) in Winnipeg—even if the Conservatives continue to reject their plan. Government House leader Mark Holland said Wednesday the NDP has agreed to the idea, and he hopes…


Second Ebola Patient Dies in Northwestern Congo, WHO Says

NAIROBI, Kenya—A second Ebola patient has died in northwestern Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday, days into a fresh outbreak of the deadly disease. Genetic testing showed an infection confirmed last week in the city of Mbandaka was a new “spillover event”, a transmission from an infected animal, and…


Recordings Reveal Lockstep COVID-19 Protocols, Patient Isolation by Hospitals

Attorneys, medical doctors, and family members of COVID-19 victims have described and offered recordings of what the Truth for Health Foundation calls “horrific hospital violations of human rights,” including denial of intravenous fluids to patients, denial of access to patients by families, attorneys, and others, and imposition of remdesivir on patients despite risks of kidney and…


New Ebola Case Confirmed in Eastern Congo

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo—A case of Ebola has been confirmed in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the health minister said on Friday, five months after the end of the most recent outbreak there. It was not immediately known if the case was related to the 2018–2020 outbreak that killed more than 2,200 people in…


Investigation Finds 21 WHO Staff Members Abused Over 80 Women and Girls in Democratic Republic of Congo

An independent investigation has found that dozens of women were sexually exploited and abused by aid workers from the World Health Organization (WHO) during the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo between 2018 and 2020. The investigation was launched in October last year through an independent commission co-chaired by Aïchatou Mindaoudou, the former minister of…


Ivory Coast Detects First Ebola Case in 25 Years

ABIDJAN—Ivory Coast has declared a first case of the Ebola hemorrhagic virus in 25 years, the health minister and the World Health Organization (WHO) said separately on Saturday. Health Minister Pierre Dimba said on national television that it was an isolated case of an 18-year-old girl who travelled from neighboring Guinea. The World Health Organization…


Guinea Declares End to Ebola Outbreak That Killed 12

CONAKRY—An Ebola outbreak that started in southeast Guinea in February, infecting 16 people and killing 12, has been declared over, the health ministry and the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Saturday. “I solemnly declare the end of the Ebola outbreak in Guinea,” Health Minister Remy Lamah told a press conference in the capital Conakry,…


Guinea Declares New Ebola Outbreak

CONAKRY—Guinea declared a new Ebola outbreak on Sunday when tests came back positive for the virus after three people died and four fell ill in the southeast—the first resurgence of the disease there since the world’s worst outbreak in 2013–2016. The patients fell ill with diarrhea, vomiting and bleeding after attending a burial in Goueke…


Congo Officials Confirm 2nd Death From Ebola in the East

BENI, Congo—A second case and death of Ebola has been recorded in Congo’s North Kivu province, according to officials. The victim was a 60-year-old woman who died Wednesday in the health zone of Biena, according to provincial health minister Nzanzu Syalita. He said she had been to the same health post as the first victim….