Tanzania denies hiding information on suspected Ebola cases

DAR ES SALAAM, Oct 3 (Reuters) – Tanzania denied on Thursday it was withholding information from the World Health Organisation (WHO) on suspected cases of Ebola, saying it was not hiding any outbreak of the deadly disease in the country. “Ebola is known as a fast-spreading disease, whose impact can be felt globally. This is

UPDATE 1-Ebola spreads to remote, militia-run Congo territory

(Adds details, background) GOMA, Congo, Aug 19 (Reuters) – Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo have confirmed a new case of Ebola in the remote, militia-controlled territory of Walikale, hundreds of kilometres away from where previous cases near the border with Uganda and Rwanda occurred, the Health Ministry said overnight. Pinga, the village where

Burundi starts Ebola vaccines for health workers -WHO

NAIROBI, Aug 14 (Reuters) – Burundi has started vaccinating its health workers against Ebola, beginning with those near the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday. Burundi has had no reported cases of the deadly haemorrhagic fever, but the viral disease has been spreading in eastern Congo

REFILE-Ugandan says starts its largest-ever Ebola vaccine trial

(Refiles Aug 5 story to correct headline to say Uganda, not Ugandan) By Elias Biryabarema KAMPALA, Aug 5 (Reuters) – Uganda has started its largest-ever trial of a preventive Ebola vaccine, an official said on Monday, amid fears of a potential spillover of the deadly hemorrhagic fever from neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo. The East