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DR Congo Ebola death toll exceeds 1,600 mark

Deaths from an 11-month-old epidemic of Ebola in eastern DR Congo have crossed the 1,600 mark and a new fatality has been reported near the border with Uganda, the health ministry said on Friday. As of Thursday, the health authorities had recorded 2,382 cases of Ebola, of which 1,606 had been fatal, it said. A […]

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DR Congo fears 1,500 dead from measles epidemic

Health authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo have declared an epidemic of measles which may have killed 1,500 people, according to statistical analysis. “We have been seeing an increase in the number of suspected cases of measles since the start of the year, with a total of 87,000 suspected cases” reported by mid-May, Health […]

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DR MICHAEL MOSLEY: Want to know how long you’ll live?

DR MICHAEL MOSLEY: Want to know how long you’ll live? Just stand on one leg with your eyes shut! ‘I managed eight seconds, not bad for a 62-year-old,’ says Dr Michael Mosley (pictured) A few days ago, eight long weeks after rupturing my Achilles tendon, I was finally able to stop wearing my orthopaedic boot […]

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Ebola toll tops 700 in DR Congo

Ebola virus particles (red) on a larger cell. Credit: NIAID Some 100 people have died in the Ebola epidemic in DR Congo over the past three weeks, taking the overall death toll in the latest outbreak past 700, according to health ministry data. Local people are now at least receiving vaccines on a large scale […]