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FILE: A nurse prepares a vaccine against Ebola in Goma on 7 August 2019. Picture: AFP

Drc ebola

DR Congo Ebola death toll 2,231 to date - monitoring agency

Deadly unrest in the fragile state has hampered the fight against the disease during the latest epidemic, which broke out on 1 August 2018, with the eastern provinces of North Kivu and Ituri particularly badly hit.

  • The Ebola vaccine being administered to a child in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Picture: Twitter/@WHOAFRO

    WHO pre-qualifies first Ebola vaccine

    The announcement comes hot on the heels of a decision last Monday by the European Commission to allow the release to market of an injectable vaccine.

  • FILE: As the DRC battles its 10th Ebola outbreak, WHO is supporting the nine neighbouring countries in strengthening surveillance and preparedness to prevent the disease’s spread. Picture: @WHOAFRO/Twitter

    Congo to deploy second Ebola vaccine

    The Johnson & Johnson vaccine will complement another vaccine manufactured by Merck, which has been administered to more than 225,000 people since August 2018.

  • United Nations secretary-general Antonio Guterres (L) on his three-day tour of Democratic Republic of Congo. Picture: @antonioguterres/Twitter.

    UN chief visits DR Congo's restive Ebola-hit east

    Antonio Guterres started his three-day tour of Africa's largest country in Goma, the capital of North Kivu province, which is trying to roll back a major epidemic of Ebola that has claimed more than 2,000 lives since August last year.

  • DRC Ebola outbreak reaches 2,000 case threshold

    The Democratic Republic of Congo's health ministry has recorded more than 2,000 cases of Ebola in the countries tenth outbreak since 1976. Aid organisations have called for improved relief efforts in order to tackle the deadly disease.