The WHO took the unusual step on Saturday of releasing a statement on unconfirmed reports of possible Ebola cases in Tanzania and its unsuccessful attempts to obtain information from Tanzanian officials.  

The next pandemic is not a question of if, but when—and the world is woefully unprepared, according to the first annual report from the Global Preparedness Monitoring Board.

The DRC’s former health minister was detained on Saturday for alleged mismanagement of Ebola funds; officials feared he might try to flee the country, Al Jazeera reports.

The current Ebola outbreak in the DRC has killed over 2,000 people—but the pathogen is far from the only problem, Nature

Ebola survivors in Guinea had 5X the mortality risk in their first year after discharge compared with the general population, according to a study published yesterday in The Lancet Infectious Diseases.  

The Ebola outbreak has spread to a third province in the DRC.  2 new cases, including 1 death, were recorded in South Kivu, more than 700 kilometers south of the outbreak’s source, according to Reuters.

2 new Ebola drugs boast a 90% survival rate when administered shortly after infection, according to an unprecedented clinical trial in the DRC, reports Amy Maxmen in Nature.   Tested in Ebola hotspots, the drugs REGN-EB3 and mAB114 outperformed ZMapp—which had shown promise…

3 Congolese doctors have been arrested for planning attacks on Ebola treatment centers in DRC, including the attack that killed Cameroonian epidemiologist Richard Mouzoko in April in Butembo.   A prosecutor said that militiamen involved in the attacks pointed their fingers—…

Malaria has claimed more than 1,800 lives in Burundi so far this year—roughly the same toll as the yearlong Ebola outbreak in the DRC that has captured global attention.   Cases of malaria have nearly doubled in Burundi this year to 5.7 million, according to a recent UN…

Authorities fighting Ebola are expressing cautious optimism on containing Goma’s outbreak—but steep challenges remain.    By today, all but 5 of 800 contacts of the city’s 3 cases were vaccinated; no additional cases have emerged.   Still, health workers face some suspicion…