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Trek Into Congo Forest Reveals an Ebola Crisis Fueled by Violence

ImageA vaccination team administering the Ebola vaccine to residents of the Kanyihunga district in Congo, starting with those who had recent contact with Alphonsine Kahindo Kambere, the most recent local victim.CreditDiana Zeyneb Alhindawi for The New York Times LUSEGHE, Democratic Republic of Congo — Four health workers threaded their way cautiously down a steep valley… Read More »

Congo approves clinical trials for Ebola treatments

KINSHASA (Reuters) – Congolese authorities have authorized clinical trials for four experimental Ebola treatments, which will allow researchers to collect valuable data about their effectiveness, the health ministry said on Saturday. FILE PHOTO: A doctor cares for a patient inside an isolate cube at The Alliance for International Medical Action (ALIMA) treatment center in Beni,… Read More »

U.N. employee in eastern Congo tests positive for Ebola: U.N. memo

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) – A United Nations employee in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has tested positive for Ebola, the first such incident during the current outbreak, the head of the U.N. peacekeeping mission (MONUSCO) there said on Friday in a letter to staff. “I am writing today to inform you that… Read More »