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FILE - In this Saturday, July 13, 2019, file photo, a health worker wearing protective suit enters an isolation pod to treat a patient at a treatment center in Beni, Congo DRC. The World Health Organization and other partners said Tuesday Jan. 12, 2021, they are creating a global emergency stockpile of about 500,000 vaccines of Ebola vaccine to help stamp out any future outbreaks of the disease.(AP Photo/Jerome Delay, File)(AP)

West Africa guards against Ebola as cases rise in Guinea

Bloomberg |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 17, 2021 04:46 PM IST
  • Guinea was at the epicenter of the 2014-2016 Ebola epidemic, which infected more than 45,000 people in West Africa, killing more than 11,000. The latest outbreak couldn’t have come at a worst time as countries grapple with the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic.
Director general of the World Health Organization Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus briefs the media on the Ebola outbreak at their headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland on May 14.(REUTERS)
Director general of the World Health Organization Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus briefs the media on the Ebola outbreak at their headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland on May 14.(REUTERS)

WHO gets green light to use Ebola vaccine in Democratic Republic of Congo

Reuters, Geneva | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAY 15, 2018 12:01 AM IST
The WHO said that the Democratic Republic of Congo had reported 39 suspected, probable or confirmed cases of Ebola between April 4 and May 13, including 19 deaths.
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