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Half of Ebola outbreaks undetected

13 days ago   |   By ScienceDaily

An estimated half of Ebola virus disease outbreaks have gone undetected since it was discovered in 1976, according to new research. Although these tend to affect fewer than five patients, the study highlights the need for improved detection and rapid response, in order that outbreaks of Ebola and other public health threats are detected early and consistently.
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Ebola virus disease - Republic of Uganda

13 days ago   |   By WHO

On 11 June 2019, the Ugandan Ministry of Health has confirmed a case of Ebola Virus Disease in Kasese district, Uganda. The patient is a 5-year-old child from the Democratic Republic of Congo who travelled with his family from Mabalako Health Zone in DRC after attending, on 1 June 2019, the funeral of his grandfather. On 10 June 2019, the child and the family entered the country through Bwera border post and sought medical care at Kagando hospital where health workers identified Ebola as a possible cause of illness. The child was transferred to Bwera Ebola Treatment Unit for management...
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Ebola virus disease - Democratic Republic of the Congo

13 days ago   |   By WHO

The Ebola virus disease outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo continues to show a decrease in the number of new cases in hotspots such as Katwa, Beni and Kalunguta health zones. However, in other areas such as Mabalako and Butembo, moderate rates of transmission continue. With ongoing EVD transmission within communities in 12 health zones in North Kivu and Ituri provinces, factors such as persistent delays in case detection, approximately a third of cases dying outside of Ebola treatment or transit centres, and high population mobility, pose a high risk of geographical spread...
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