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WHO terms coronavirus as a global epidemic

03 March, 2020 10:34 am 10:34 am

GENEVA, Switzerland (92 News) – World Health Organizations (WHO) on Thursday declared the coronavirus COVID-19 as global epidemic. The WHO chief said that the new coronavirus outbreak can now be characterised as a pandemic. “COVID-19 can be characterised as a pandemic,” WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told reporters in Geneva. “We have never before seen … Read More

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China agrees to WHO sending experts to study virus

01 January, 2020 11:10 pm 11:10 pm

GENEVA (Reuters) – China has agreed that the World Health Organization will send international experts there as soon as possible to increase understanding of a new coronavirus and guide the global response to the outbreak, the UN agency said on Tuesday. In a statement after a two-day visit by WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, who … Read More

US medic quarantined in Nebraska for possible Ebola exposure

12 December, 2018 8:37 am 8:37 am

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A US healthcare worker who may have been exposed to the Ebola virus while treating patients in the Democratic Republic of Congo arrived in the United States and was put in quarantine in Nebraska. The medic, who is not exhibiting symptoms of Ebola, will remain under observation for up to two … Read More

WHO sees Congo’s Ebola outbreak lasting 3-4 months at least

10 October, 2018 11:13 am 11:13 am

GENEVA (Reuters) – Democratic Republic of Congo’s Ebola outbreak is expected to last several months and could spread to Uganda or Rwanda, which are well prepared but have not approved use of a vaccine, the World Health Organization said . The most concerning area is the city of Beni in Congo’s North Kivu province where … Read More

Five new Ebola cases confirmed in eastern Congo: Congolese health ministry

10 October, 2018 9:23 am 9:23 am

KINSHASA (Reuters) – The Congolese health ministry reported a further five confirmed cases of Ebola in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, blaming the higher-than-normal daily increase on community resistance to disease response efforts. The current epidemic in Congo’s North Kivu and Ituri provinces has seen 140 confirmed cases since July, 108 of … Read More

Doctor in eastern Congo contracts Ebola in ‘dreaded’ scenario: ...

08 August, 2018 9:29 am 9:29 am

GENEVA (Reuters) – A doctor has become the first probable Ebola case in one of the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo’s most violence-ridden and inaccessible zones, a scenario “we have all been dreading”, the World Health Organization said . Since the outbreak erupted on Aug. 1, 103 confirmed and probable cases of Ebola have been … Read More