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DR Congo to deploy second Ebola vaccine

Health authorities in Democratic Republic of Congo said on Saturday that they plan to introduce a second Ebola vaccine, manufactured by Johnson & Johnson, to counter the second-worst outbreak of the virus in history. The team overseeing Congo’s Ebola response did not say when exactly the J&J vaccine would be introduced. It will complement another […]

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New ebola drugs administered in DRC

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has introduced five new investigational therapeutics to treat Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) following an Ebola outbreak in the country. Authorities in DRC have since approved the use of the drugs, marking the first time such treatments have been available. The WHO said […]

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DR Congo Records Another Case of Ebola

Congo’s Ebola outbreak has entered “a new phase” after a case of the deadly virus was detected for the first time in the northwest city of Mbandaka, with a population of about 1 million people, the health minister said late on Wednesday. So far, the 23 deaths believed to have been caused by Democratic Republic […]