One Health Media Bulletin May 2017

May 22, 2017
The One Health Media Bulletin is issued by the One Health Platform. It is disseminated monthly to the global One Health community and offers you a selection of articles collected from a range of sources. It does not represent the opinions of the One Health Platform. Kindly e-mail any comments or questions regarding this Media…

Ebola virus disease (Fact sheet)

May 16, 2017
Updated May 2017 Key facts Ebola virus disease (EVD), formerly known as Ebola haemorrhagic fever, is a severe, often fatal illness in humans. The virus is transmitted to people from wild animals and spreads in the human population through human-to-human transmission. The average EVD case fatality rate is around 50%. Case fatality rates have varied…

All is set for a free Ebola-alert mission

May 16, 2017
A SIX-MEMBER team of health experts embarks on an Ebola sensitisation mission embracing five Tanzanian regions bordering the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The government says during the itinerary in Kagera, Kigoma, Katavi, Rukwa and Songwe regions, its members will interact with members of the public by mobile phone. Through free connection by Number 117…

Ebola Outbreak Is Declared in Congo, With at Least 3 Dead

May 16, 2017
NAIROBI, Kenya — An Ebola outbreak has been declared in northern Democratic Republic of Congo and has killed at least three people in the past three weeks, the World Health Organization said on Friday. The affected zone is in a forested area of Lower Uele Province, and it is close to the border with the…

Statement on Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

May 13, 2017
On 9 May, WHO was informed of a cluster of undiagnosed illness and deaths including haemorrhagic symptoms in Likati Health Zone, Bas Uele Province in the north of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), bordering Central African Republic. On 11 May, the Ministry of Health of the Democratic Republic of Congo informed WHO that…