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Ebola deaths rise to 26, says Congo health ministry

KINSHASA, Congo --- Congo's health ministry says there is one new death from Ebola, bringing to 26 the number of deaths from the deadly outbreak in Equateur province in the country's northwest. Four new cases have been confirmed as Ebola, said the health ministry in a statement released early Sunday. A total of 46 cases of hemorrhagic fever have been reported in the current outbreak, including 21 confirmed cases of Ebola, 21 probable and four suspected. Congo President Joseph Kabila and his Cabinet agreed Saturday to increase funds for the Ebola emergency response which now amounts to more than $4 million. The Cabinet endorsed the decision to provide free health care in the aff...Keep on reading: Ebola deaths rise to 26, says Congo health ministry.....»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerMay 20th, 2018

Ebola deaths rise to 26, says Congo health ministry

KINSHASA, Congo --- Congo's health ministry says there is one new death from Ebola, bringing to 26 the number of deaths from the deadly outbreak in Equateur province in the country's northwest. Four new cases have been confirmed as Ebola, said the health ministry in a statement released early Sunday. A total of 46 cases of hemorrhagic fever have been reported in the current outbreak, including 21 confirmed cases of Ebola, 21 probable and four suspected. Congo President Joseph Kabila and his Cabinet agreed Saturday to increase funds for the Ebola emergency response which now amounts to more than $4 million. The Cabinet endorsed the decision to provide free health care in the aff...Keep on reading: Ebola deaths rise to 26, says Congo health ministry.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 20th, 2018

Ebola death toll in DR Congo rises to 27

KINSHASA,  DR Congo – Two more people have died of Ebola in northwestern Democratic Republic of Congo, bringing the toll to 27 in nearly a month, the health ministry said on Wednesday, June 6. Of the two deaths, one occurred in the remote area of Bikoro, where the first cases were ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 6th, 2018

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, August 20, as the government announced free treatment against the disease for the next 3 months. The health ministry's latest bulletin said that the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 21st, 2018

Ebola deaths in DR Congo rises to 49 with 2,000 feared contacts

KINSHANA, DR Congo – The deadly Ebola outbreak in eastern DR Congo has now claimed 49 lives since the start of the month, the government has said, and the World Health Organization expects more cases. The gradually increasing death toll, with a further 2,000 people feared to have come into contact ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 19th, 2018

9 dead since Ebola resurfaced in DR Congo this month – ministry

Beni, DR Congo -- Nine confirmed Ebola victims have died since the virus resurfaced in the Democratic Republic of Congo this month, the country's health ministry said Tuesday.   The previous official death toll was at seven, with the two latest victims -- like all the others -- registered in the Beni region in North Kivu province, an eastern region with deep security problems which shares borders with Uganda and Rwanda. The health ministry on August 1 announced that the country was facing its 10th outbreak of Ebola since 1976. Thirty-three people died in an outbreak in the northwest, which was only declared over at the end of July. "In total, 43 cases of haemorrhagic ...Keep on reading: 9 dead since Ebola resurfaced in DR Congo this month – ministry.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 8th, 2018

Congo confirms end of latest deadly Ebola outbreak

Congo’s latest outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus is over, the health ministry announced Tuesday, after a speedy response to limit its spread in remote rural areas and a city of more than 1 million people. Congo confirms end of latest deadly Ebola outbreak Congo’s latest outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus is over, the… link: Congo confirms end of latest deadly Ebola outbreak.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJul 25th, 2018

Congo announces 6 new confirmed cases of Ebola virus

Congo's health ministry has announced six new confirmed cases of the Ebola virus and two new suspected cases while a vaccination effort enters its second day......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 22nd, 2018

WHO says Ebola outbreak has spread to a Congo city

GENEVA, Switzerland (UPDATED) – The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has spread to a city, the World Health Organization said Thursday, May 17, raising concern the deadly virus may prove tougher to contain. ======================= The fresh outbreak, publicly declared on May 8 with 23 deaths so far, had previously ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 17th, 2018

Congo announces 9 suspected Ebola cases, including 3 deaths

KINSHASA — One person has been confirmed dead from Ebola in an outbreak in a remote corner of northern Congo as health authorities look into a total of nine.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 12th, 2017

US urged to send Ebola experts in as Congo outbreak worsens

  JOHANNESBURG --- Global health experts are urging the Trump administration to allow U.S. government disease specialists --- "some of the world's most experienced" --- to return to northeastern Congo to help fight the second-largest Ebola outbreak in history.   The U.S. experts have been sidelined for weeks, ordered away from the region because of State Department security concerns. Two top medical journals this week have published commentaries calling on the U.S. to change its mind and send them back where they are sorely needed.   This Ebola outbreak is like no other, with some health workers comparing the region to a war zone. Dozens of armed rebel g...Keep on reading: US urged to send Ebola experts in as Congo outbreak worsens.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 1st, 2018

Second largest Ebola outbreak

JOHANNESBURG — Congo’s deadly Ebola outbreak is now the second largest in history, behind the devastating West Africa outbreak that killed thousands a few years ago, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Thursday. WHO’s emergencies chief, Dr. Peter Salama, called it a “sad toll” as Congo’s health ministry announced the number of cases has reached […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsNov 30th, 2018

Suicide bomber targets clerics in Afghan capital, 43 killed

Updated @ 12:43 a.m., Nov. 21, 2018 KABUL, Afghanistan --- A suicide bomber targeted a gathering of hundreds of Muslim religious scholars in the Afghan capital on Tuesday, killing at least 43 people, Afghan officials said. Public Health Ministry spokesman Wahid Majroh said another 83 people were wounded in the attack, which took place as Muslims around the world marked the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad. He said more than 20 people are in critical condition and that the toll could rise. The suicide bomber was able to sneak into a wedding hall in Kabul where hundreds of religious scholars and clerics had gathered to mark the occasion. "The victims of the attack unfortuna...Keep on reading: Suicide bomber targets clerics in Afghan capital, 43 killed.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 20th, 2018

Ebola prevention measures make positive impact in DR Congo

KINSHASA, DR Congo – New measures taken to combat an Ebola outbreak in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo have had a "positive impact," but the virus remains dangerous and unpredictable, the World Health Organization and United Nations said Thursday, November 8, Since the outbreak began in August, 191 people have ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 9th, 2018

More South Korean women choose to freeze their eggs

SEOUL - The number of South Korean women who chose to freeze their eggs increased 12-fold from 2013-2017, according to the country's major medical firm, CHA Medical Group. According to CHA Medical Group, a health care firm which owns a number of major medical facilities nationwide, 288 women froze their eggs at three of their hospitals -- CHA Gangnam Medical Center, CHA Bundang Medical Center and CHA Fertility Center Seoul Station -- a steep rise from the 23 in 2013. The three hospitals currently store the largest number of frozen eggs in the country, according to the Health Ministry. From 2013 to 2017, a total of 648 South Korean women underwent the procedure -- which involves ...Keep on reading: More South Korean women choose to freeze their eggs.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 24th, 2018

U.N. calls on Israel, Hamas to prevent further deaths

JERUSALEM – The UN called on Saturday, September 29, for Israel and Hamas rulers to rein in violence a day after border clashes in which the Gaza health ministry said 7 Palestinians were killed. "I am deeply saddened by reports that 7 Palestinians, including two children, were killed, and hundreds of others ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 29th, 2018

Cancer deaths expected to rise globally this year

The World Health Organization's cancer research arm estimated in a report released Wednesday that there will be about 18 million new cases of cancerglobally this year and 9.6 million deaths. The numbers published by the International Agency for Research on Cancer were slightly higher than those in the last world-wide update in 2012, when officials expected 14 million new cancer cases and 8 million deaths. Experts said the increase could be partly attributed to population growth and aging, but that individuals could do more to reduce their chance of getting sick. "A lot of those (cancer cases) could be prevented, with key prevention efforts focusing on some of the main risk fact...Keep on reading: Cancer deaths expected to rise globally this year.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 14th, 2018

Cancer in Europe: more cases but fewer deaths

LONDON, United Kingdom -- The number of cancer cases has continued to rise across Europe, however mortality rates from the disease have fallen, according to the World Health Organization's "European Health Report", published Wednesday. Some 2.4 percent of people living in the 53 countries constituting the WHO's "Europe region" had cancer in 2014, a 50 percent increase since 2000, although the figure conceals significant disparities in cancer type and region. In the Nordic countries of Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark and Iceland, the prevalence of cancer is twice as high at five percent, while it is only 1.8 percent in the 10 post-Soviet states that comprise the CIS (Commonweal...Keep on reading: Cancer in Europe: more cases but fewer deaths.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 12th, 2018

Dengue kills 4 in Iloilo; chikungunya cases rise

FOUR dengue patients died in Iloilo province from January 1 to July 28, 2018 even as chikungunya cases spike according to the Provincial Health Office (PHO). In an interview on Monday, Provincial Health Office chief Dr. Maria Socorro Quiñon said two of the four dengue-related deaths were in Janiuay town and one each in the […] The post Dengue kills 4 in Iloilo; chikungunya cases rise appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsAug 7th, 2018

Study: Heat Deaths to Jump in Absence of Changes

LONDON - The number of people dying from heat waves is likely to rise sharply in some regions by 2080 if policymakers fail to take mitigating steps in climate and health policies, according to the.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsAug 1st, 2018

WHO predicts Ebola outbreak in DR Congo could end soon

The director general of the World Health said Sunday he believed a swift end could be put to the outbreak of Ebola in northwestern DR Congo, some 21 days which has left 27 people dead over the past month. WHO predicts Ebola outbreak in DR Congo could end soon The director general of the World… link: WHO predicts Ebola outbreak in DR Congo could end soon.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJun 11th, 2018