African researchers are on the front line of the fight to find a vaccine that will protect people against Ebola.
The DRC president’s direct involvement can rally people who have previously doubted the reality of the outbreak.
Uganda is the testing ground for a new vaccine that could work on more strains of the Ebola virus and other haemorrhagic fevers.
The Ebola outbreak in the DRC has been declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. What does this mean for the outbreak response?
Research has identified a range of health complications in Ebola survivors. These include eye complications and vision problems.
The current Ebola outbreak in the DRC is devastating vulnerable communities already affected by displacement and violence.
Four new Ebola treatments are being tried out in the DRC.
The new Ebola vaccine is yet to be licensed but evidence shows that it protects against the strain of the virus.
Without the current experimental vaccine the Ebola outbreak in the DRC has the potential to spiral out of control.
There have been ten Ebola outbreaks recorded from the DRC between 1976 and 2018 from different locations. This implies that the virus is widely spread.
The DRC has developed good systems to diagnose Ebola. But it’s surveillance systems are still weak.