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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

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

Chinese doctors to help fight Ebola in Congo

BEIJING -- A team of Chinese health experts will depart for the Democratic Republic of Congo this week to help fight an Ebola outbreak in the west central African nation. Gao Fu, head of the Chines.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJun 6th, 2018

5 new Ebola cases in DR Congo, says authorities

MBANDAKA, DR Congo – Health authorities in Democratic Republic of Congo said on Saturday, June 2, they had detected 5 fresh suspected cases of Ebola in the deadly outbreak afflicting the northwest of the country. Three new cases were recorded in the Bikoro area and two in Wangata, the national health ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 2nd, 2018

Superstition stopping Ebola victims from seeking medical care

MBANDAKA, DR Congo – Health workers ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2018

DR Congo reports 3 new Ebola cases

KINSHASA, DR Congo – Three new Ebola cases have been confirmed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo's sprawling northwest taking the number of suspected infections to 43, the health minister said in a statement seen Saturday, May 19. Alarm bells sounded on Thursday after the outbreak, previously reported in a remote ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 19th, 2018

WHO says high risk Ebola will spread in DR Congo

GENEVA, Switzerland – An Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of the Congo has a high risk of spreading internally, the World Health Organization warned Friday, May 18, ahead of a meeting on whether to declare it an event of international concern. In a statement, the UN agency said WHO Director General ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 18th, 2018