Field News | October 4, 2012
MSF and other organizations are working to contain a deadly outbreak of Ebola hemorrhagic fever in northeastern DRC.
Press Coverage | September 19, 2012
NPR reports on the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo and the challenges that health care workers face in responding to it. MSF's Alfonso Verdu and Armand Sprecher are interviewed.
Field News | September 13, 2012
The MSF emergency response to an outbreak of Ebola in Uganda has come to an end.
Field News | August 1, 2012
Emergency Coordinator Dr. Olimpia de la Rosa discusses MSF's response to an Ebola outbreak in Kibaale district.
Press Release | July 31, 2012
MSF is helping to fight an outbreak of Ebola virus in western Uganda.
Alert Article | March 12, 2009
An 8-year-old girl is examined by medical staff in an MSF isolation center in Western Kasai Province, central Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). She was brought there by her father who suspected she was a victim of an Ebola hemorrhagic fever outbreak in the area.
Field News | January 23, 2009
All patients have been discharged from the MSF isolation center in Kampungu, Western Kasai province, in central Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where they were being monitored for Ebola hemorrhagic fever. The patients no longer presented symptoms and were in good overall health.
Field News | January 13, 2009
Some 46 patients in total have shown symptoms of Ebola hemorrhagic fever in the province of Western Kasai, central Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Seven patients have tested positive for the Ebola virus after sample analysis in laboratories. Of the seven confirmed, one has died. The 39 remaining patients are still suspected cases, of which 13 have died.
Field News | January 7, 2009
As of January 7, a total of 42 patients have been reported with suspected Ebola hemorrhagic fever in the province of Western Kasai, central DRC. Thirteen of the 42 patients have died. The epicenter of the epidemic is believed to be Kaluamba village, in the center of the province.
Field News | January 7, 2009
Luis Encinas recently returned from Kasai Occidental province in central DRC, where he led the MSF team fighting an epidemic of Ebola hemorrhagic fever. A nurse by profession and the operations coordinator for this MSF project, Encinas spoke about the situation on the ground and how MSF has changed its way of responding to Ebola.
Field News | December 31, 2008
The number of people with suspected Ebola hemorrhagic fever in the Mweka district of Western Kasai Province, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), is now 38, including 12 who have died.
Field News | December 29, 2008
On the morning of December 28, a woman with symptoms of what could be Ebola hemorrhagic fever died in Western Kasai Province in the Democratic Republic of Congo. On December 25, a man with similar symptoms died. These two bring the total number of deaths to 11 in what are 35 suspected cases of Ebola in the area.
Field News | December 25, 2008
Blood samples from patients in the Western Kasai Province in central Democratic Republic of Congo that were sent to laboratories in Gabon have tested positive for Ebola hemorrhagic fever. Thirty -three people suspected of suffering from Ebola, including nine people who have died, have been reported since November 27. Additional blood and stool samples have been taken for testing.
Research Article | February 26, 2008
Field News | January 23, 2008
Press Release | December 7, 2007
Kampala/Geneva, December 7, 2007 - On November 29, the Ugandan Ministry of Health confirmed a case of Ebola in the western region of the country. On December 1, after carrying out a rapid assessment, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) set up isolation units in the Kikyo health center and the Bundibugyo hospital.
Field News | December 4, 2007
Laboratory tests have confirmed the presence of the Ebola virus in samples collected in western Uganda, on the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo. According to the Ugandan Ministry of Health, a total of 64 suspected cases and 21 deaths have been reported in the villages of Kykyo and Bundibugyo. The first Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams arrived in Bundibugyo, the epicenter, on December 1.
Research Article | November 15, 2007
Field News | October 1, 2007
The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has seen a decrease in the number of admissions to its isolation unit in Kampungu, a village of 9,000 inhabitants which is the epicentre of the outbreak of Ebola hemorrhagic fever in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
Field News | September 12, 2007
An outbreak of Ebola hemorrhagic fever has been confirmed in West Kasai province, in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is reinforcing its emergency team already working on the ground. A team of specialists has been dispatched as well.
Press Release | December 20, 2001