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GOOD NEWS: The 10th Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo is OVER!
WHO congratulates all those involved in this tough and often dangerous work to end the almost 2-year long outbreak.
As countries around the world face the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ebola response in DRC provides valuable lessons. Many of the public health measures that have been successful in stopping Ebola are the same measures that are now essential for stopping COVID-19.

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In This Story: Covid-19

Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.

Symptoms of coronavirus

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
  • a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
  • shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)

Latest News about Covid-19

Below are stories from around the globe related to the 2020 outbreak of novel Coronavirus – since the WHO gave the Covid-19 naming. Most recent items are posted nearest the top.

  • Is China’s post COVID-19 economic recovery “V-shaped”?
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