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Uganda declares first Ebola death since 2019
Uganda has experienced several Ebola outbreaks in the past, most recently in 2019 when at least five died.
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WHO chief apologises for sex abuse by staff in Democratic Republic of Congo
The abuses were committed by the UN agency’s staff who were in the country to fight an Ebola outbreak from 2018 to 2020.
First case of Ebola-like Marburg disease recorded in West Africa
The virus is carried by bats and has a fatality rate of up to 88%.
Guinea health chief calls Ebola outbreak an epidemic as seven cases are confirmed
The cases mark the first known resurgence of Ebola in West Africa since a 2013-2016 epidemic.
Democratic Republic of Congo announced resurgence of Ebola, three months after the end of previous outbreak
The 11th outbreak of Ebola in DR Congo ended on 18 November 2020.
DR Congo announces end of latest Ebola epidemic, after 55 people killed in past five months
The wide use of vaccinations helped curb the disease, the WHO said.
WHO to investigate sexual abuse allegations in Democratic Republic of Congo
The allegations were linked to WHO efforts to tackle Ebola in the country.
Rwanda reopens border with DR Congo after being closed for hours amid latest Ebola outbreak
A third case has been detected in the border city of Goma, home to 2 million people.
WHO says Congo Ebola outbreak 'health emergency' of international concern
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies said it “welcomed” the decision.
Ebola: WHO decides DRC outbreak is not a 'global' health emergency
The current Ebola crisis has recorded more than 2,000 cases.
Second Ebola patient dies in Uganda as outbreak crosses the border
The fatalities have prompted World Health Organization officials to prepare an emergency meeting.
Dublin man leading Concern team as they tackle major Ebola outbreak in DR Congo
The latest outbreak has so far infected 840 people and killed 537 in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Man admitted to hospital in Sweden with suspected Ebola found not to have disease
The man had recently returned from a trip in Burundi.
Fears raised after Ebola reemerges in woman one year after all-clear
Her husband and sons may have been infected with the virus as a result.
Ebola vaccines arrive in Congo as disease spreads
The number of reported cases is 42, including two confirmed.
New outbreak of Ebola kills 17 in northwest DR Congo
Ebola is one of the world’s most notorious diseases, being both highly infectious and extremely lethal.
Nigeria struggles to contain spread of Lassa fever after 110 deaths
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 353 Lassa cases since 1 January.
Most people who caught Ebola got it from 'superspreaders'
If superspreading had been completely under control about two-thirds of Ebola cases could have been avoided.
Nurse who survived Ebola cleared of lying to doctors
Pauline Cafferkey became infected with the deadly virus while working in Sierra Leone in December 2014, but returned home unaware of her illness.
Ebola survivors play football, skiing crash and wrestling: The best sports photos of 2015
All of these images were recognised by the World Press Photo Contest.
Guinea's Ebola outbreak is declared officially over
Forty-two days have passed since the last person with Ebola tested negative for the virus.
This beautiful shot is our image of the day
Nubia is MSF’s last-known Ebola patient in Conakry, Guinea.
Something bizarre is happening to Ebola survivors that doctors are struggling to explain
Saying that a patient is “cured” of the virus doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s been completely eradicated from the body.
The British nurse who fought off Ebola last year is now 'critically ill' again
Pauline Cafferkey’s condition deteriorated further today, her hospital said in a statement.
A UK nurse given the all-clear from Ebola last year is now in a 'serious condition'
Pauline Cafferkey was airlifted from Glasgow to London after a “complication” from the virus.
"This is big news": 100% success for Ebola vaccine trial
The vaccine provided 100% protection in a Guinea field trial.
Scientists are on the cusp of these 11 discoveries that will transform the world
Many of the devices that power our everyday lives would have been unimaginable a century ago.
'There is truly no reason to die from cholera but 9,000 people have since 2010'
And there’s been a 190% increase in the disease in Haiti this year.
Safe and well: Defence Forces medics return home from Ebola-ravaged Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone experienced a spike in new cases last week. A replacement Irish team has already been sent out.
Emails reveal WHO intentionally delayed declaring Ebola emergency
In public comments, WHO Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan has repeatedly said the epidemic caught the world by surprise.
The faces of Ebola: The survivors, orphans and workers the disease left behind
The outbreak is not yet over, doctors have warned.
Thousands raised for arrested Sierra Leone athlete living rough in London
Jimmy Thoronka vanished after competing in the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow last summer.
Baby Mamanie lost her parents and grandparents. But she's considered "lucky"
GOAL brings us the story of one survivor of the deadly virus.
Opinion: 'The outbreak has brought an unmatched level of fear and panic'
The Ebola response appears to finally be working. But Sierra Leone has never faced an enemy like this before – the crisis has been devastating.
WATCH: The aftermath of a teenager's Ebola death
A suspicion of vaccines and stigma around Ebola can have devastating affects.
After a fortnight in isolation, good news for UK Ebola patient
The Scottish native had been critically ill after contracting the virus.
Irish Defence Forces to assist with Ebola crisis in West Africa
Five members of the medical team are expected to arrive in Sierra Leone on January 15.
UK nurse with Ebola has "stabilised" but is still critical
She is in hospital in London.
Ebola-infected UK nurse still in a critical condition
Her condition deteriorated, and the hospital has not said she is getting any better.