Ebola Outbreak Reported In Uganda

Ebola outbreak identified in Uganda.

  Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) is a rare and deadly illness in humans and nonhuman primates. It was first discovered in 1976 when two outbreaks of a fatal hemorrhagic fever illness occurred in Central Africa. It is thought that the natural host of the virus is fruit bats, but more research is needed to confirm… Continue reading Ebola Outbreak Reported In Uganda

One Year Later: DRC Ebola Outbreak is the Second-Deadliest in History

Sept 9, 2018, a health worker in protective gear works at an Ebola treatment centre in Beni, Eastern Congo. Image: AP Photo/Al-hadji Kudra Maliro

Today marks one year since the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) declared an Ebola outbreak, and is now considered the second-deadliest Ebola outbreak in the history, according to the WHO, topped only by the one in West Africa in 2014. One year later, the fight to contain the outbreak is far from over. This summer… Continue reading One Year Later: DRC Ebola Outbreak is the Second-Deadliest in History