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Guinea declares end to latest Ebola outbreak

Politico
Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here “I commend the affected communities, the government and people of Guinea, health workers, partners and everyone else whose dedicated efforts made it possible to contain this Ebola outbreak,” said Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General. “Based on the lessons learned from......

Congo declares end of Ebola outbreak that killed six

Reuters
The Democratic Republic of Congo on Monday declared the end of an Ebola outbreak that infected 12 people in the eastern province of North Kivu and killed six of them. The outbreak was contained using Merck’s (MRK.N) Ebola vaccine, which was given to more than 1,600 of the patients’ contacts......

Gayle Smith, who helped lead the U.S. response to Ebola, will run Biden’s vaccine diplomacy.

New York Times
An ardent advocate of protecting some of the world’s poorest countries from Covid-19 has been selected to lead the Biden administration’s vaccine diplomacy in an effort to corral wealthier nations into distributing immunizations more evenly around the globe. Gayle Smith, a former U.S. Agency for International Development administrator and chief......

WHO: Guinea Ebola outbreak likely from human source

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: Children come forward to get their feet disinfected after a Red Cross worker explained that they are spraying bleach, and not spraying the village with the Ebola virus, in Forecariah January 30, 2015, REUTERS/Misha Hussain GENEVA (Reuters) – Guinea’s current Ebola outbreak is likely to have been sparked......

As Ebola spreads in Africa, CDC requires airlines to collect contact information on travelers from DRC, Guinea

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is requiring airlines to collect contact information for all passengers from Guinea and the Democratic Republic of the Congo amid two separate Ebola outbreaks in the African countries. Beginning Thursday, airlines will be......

Three new Ebola cases confirmed in Congo, two in Guinea

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: A Congolese health worker administers Ebola vaccine to a boy who had contact with an Ebola sufferer in the village of Mangina in North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo, August 18, 2018. REUTERS/Olivia Acland//File Photo GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) – Three new cases......

U.S. CDC says risk of Ebola to the United States is extremely low

Reuters
A general view of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. REUTERS/Tami Chappell (Reuters) – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it was closely following outbreaks of Ebola in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Guinea, and said the risk of Ebola......

WHO races to contain Ebola in the DRC as it confirms a third case

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here World Health Organization workers decontaminate the house of a pastor who has just tested positive for Ebola in Beni, June 13, 2019. Sally Hayden | SOPA Images | LightRocket | Getty Images The World Health Organization on Friday confirmed a......

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