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Ebola death toll in DR Congo rises to 55

BENI, DR CONGO: The Ebola outbreak in eastern DR Congo has claimed 55 lives since the start of the month, the authorities said Monday, as the government announced free treatment against the disease for the next three months. The health…

War and Ebola: A double nightmare in eastern DR Congo

First came the war, which developed into a brutal, bloody tussle between militias who abused civilians or killed them. Now Ebola, a name almost as dreaded as death itself, has come. In the Beni region, in the Democratic Republic of…

Red Cross admits $6-million fraud during Ebola crisis

GENEVA: The Red Cross has uncovered several cases of fraud by officials during efforts to combat the Ebola outbreak that struck West Africa in 2014-2016, estimating losses of $6-million (5.2 million euros). In a statement, the…

Ebola-like Marburg virus kills two in Uganda: official

KAMPALA: Two people have died from the Marburg virus in eastern Uganda, in the country's first outbreak of the deadly Ebola-like pathogen in three years, the health ministry said on Thursday. "Blood samples were taken from two people who…

West Africa marks end of recent Ebola outbreak

MONROVIA:Liberia said  it was free of Ebola, meaning there are now no known cases of the deadly tropical virus left in west Africa following an outbreak that began in neighbouring Guinea in December 2013.