The outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo has seen over 2612 cases and 1756 mortalities since it was first announced by the WHO on 1 August 2018. One year on we ask, what have the major milestones been of this outbreak? And where are we now; is there an end in sight?
The Ministry of Health and WHO have reported the first case of Ebola confirmed in Uganda during the outbreak in neighbouring Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Researchers have identified a non-polio enterovirus – EV-D68 – as the potential cause of an outbreak of acute flaccid myelitis cases in Arizona.
We take a look back at some of the largest outbreaks of 2018 and their impacts, read the full story to learn more.
Ebola case numbers reach 426 in the current outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo, making this the second largest ever seen for the virus.
A WHO report has indicated that measles cases spiked globally due to gaps in vaccination coverage, as many countries experienced severe outbreaks.
Vaccination has begun to try and contain the second outbreak of Ebola seen in the Democratic Republic of Congo this year.
A case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome has been reported to the WHO by the United Arab Emirates.
An estimated 10 individuals are thought to have died as a result of fever from Nipah virus infection in Kerala state, India.
Two cases of Ebola have been confirmed in Bikoro in the Democratic Republic of Congo, sparking a response from the government and the WHO.