Congo: A republic in central Africa lying between GABON and DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO and south of Cameroon. Its capital is Brazzaville.Congo Red: An acid dye used in testing for hydrochloric acid in gastric contents. It is also used histologically to test for AMYLOIDOSIS.Democratic Republic of the Congo: A republic in central Africa, east of the REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO, south of the CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC and north of ANGOLA and ZAMBIA. The capital is Kinshasa.Crisis Intervention: Brief therapeutic approach which is ameliorative rather than curative of acute psychiatric emergencies. Used in contexts such as emergency rooms of psychiatric or general hospitals, or in the home or place of crisis occurrence, this treatment approach focuses on interpersonal and intrapsychic factors and environmental modification. (APA Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms, 7th ed)Blast Crisis: An advanced phase of chronic myelogenous leukemia, characterized by a rapid increase in the proportion of immature white blood cells (blasts) in the blood and bone marrow to greater than 30%.Monkeypox: A viral disease infecting PRIMATES and RODENTS. Its clinical presentation in humans is similar to SMALLPOX including FEVER; HEADACHE; COUGH; and a painful RASH. It is caused by MONKEYPOX VIRUS and is usually transmitted to humans through BITES or via contact with an animal's BLOOD. Interhuman transmission is relatively low (significantly less than smallpox).Thyroid Crisis: A dangerous life-threatening hypermetabolic condition characterized by high FEVER and dysfunction of the cardiovascular, the nervous, and the gastrointestinal systems.Monkeypox virus: A species of ORTHOPOXVIRUS causing an epidemic disease among captive primates.Hemorrhagic Fever, Ebola: A highly fatal, acute hemorrhagic fever, clinically very similar to MARBURG VIRUS DISEASE, caused by EBOLAVIRUS, first occurring in the Sudan and adjacent northwestern (what was then) Zaire.Amyloid: A fibrous protein complex that consists of proteins folded into a specific cross beta-pleated sheet structure. This fibrillar structure has been found as an alternative folding pattern for a variety of functional proteins. Deposits of amyloid in the form of AMYLOID PLAQUES are associated with a variety of degenerative diseases. The amyloid structure has also been found in a number of functional proteins that are unrelated to disease.Africa, Central: The geographical area of Africa comprising CAMEROON; CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC; CHAD; CONGO; EQUATORIAL GUINEA; GABON; and DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO.Coloring Agents: Chemicals and substances that impart color including soluble dyes and insoluble pigments. They are used in INKS; PAINTS; and as INDICATORS AND REAGENTS.Amyloidosis: A group of sporadic, familial and/or inherited, degenerative, and infectious disease processes, linked by the common theme of abnormal protein folding and deposition of AMYLOID. As the amyloid deposits enlarge they displace normal tissue structures, causing disruption of function. Various signs and symptoms depend on the location and size of the deposits.Economic Recession: Significant decline in economic activity spread across the economy, lasting more than a few months, normally visible in real gross domestic product, real income, employment, industrial production, and wholesale-retail sales. (National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc, www.nber.org/cycles.html, accessed 4/23/2009)Anemia, Sickle Cell: A disease characterized by chronic hemolytic anemia, episodic painful crises, and pathologic involvement of many organs. It is the clinical expression of homozygosity for hemoglobin S.Trypanosoma brucei gambiense: A hemoflagellate subspecies of parasitic protozoa that causes Gambian or West African sleeping sickness in humans. The vector host is usually the tsetse fly (Glossina).Trypanosomiasis, African: A disease endemic among people and animals in Central Africa. It is caused by various species of trypanosomes, particularly T. gambiense and T. rhodesiense. Its second host is the TSETSE FLY. Involvement of the central nervous system produces "African sleeping sickness." Nagana is a rapidly fatal trypanosomiasis of horses and other animals.Hemorrhagic Fever Virus, Crimean-Congo: A species of NAIROVIRUS of the family BUNYAVIRIDAE. It is primarily transmitted by ticks and causes a severe, often fatal disease in humans.Angola: A republic in southern Africa, southwest of DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO and west of ZAMBIA. Its capital is Luanda.Ecological Parameter Monitoring: Ongoing collection, analysis, and interpretation of ecological data that is used to assess changes in the components, processes, and overall condition and functioning of an ECOSYSTEM.Hemorrhagic Fever, Crimean: A severe, often fatal disease in humans caused by the Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus (HEMORRHAGIC FEVER VIRUS, CRIMEAN-CONGO).Leukemia, Myelogenous, Chronic, BCR-ABL Positive: Clonal hematopoetic disorder caused by an acquired genetic defect in PLURIPOTENT STEM CELLS. It starts in MYELOID CELLS of the bone marrow, invades the blood and then other organs. The condition progresses from a stable, more indolent, chronic phase (LEUKEMIA, MYELOID, CHRONIC PHASE) lasting up to 7 years, to an advanced phase composed of an accelerated phase (LEUKEMIA, MYELOID, ACCELERATED PHASE) and BLAST CRISIS.Burundi: A republic in eastern Africa bounded on the north by RWANDA and on the south by TANZANIA. Its capital is Bujumbura.Disease Outbreaks: Sudden increase in the incidence of a disease. The concept includes EPIDEMICS and PANDEMICS.Ebolavirus: A genus in the family FILOVIRIDAE consisting of several distinct species of Ebolavirus, each containing separate strains. These viruses cause outbreaks of a contagious, hemorrhagic disease (HEMORRHAGIC FEVER, EBOLA) in humans, usually with high mortality.Manuals as Topic: Books designed to give factual information or instructions.Melarsoprol: Arsenical used in trypanosomiases. It may cause fatal encephalopathy and other undesirable side effects.Cercopithecus: A genus of Old World monkeys found in Africa although some species have been introduced into the West Indies. This genus is composed of at least twenty species: C. AETHIOPS, C. ascanius, C. campbelli, C. cephus, C. denti, C. diana, C. dryas, C. erythrogaster, C. erythrotis, C. hamlyni, C. lhoesti, C. mitis, C. mona, C. neglectus, C. nictitans, C. petaurista, C. pogonias, C. preussi, C. salongo, and C. wolfi.Shigella flexneri: A bacterium which is one of the etiologic agents of bacillary dysentery (DYSENTERY, BACILLARY) and sometimes of infantile gastroenteritis.Africa, Western: The geographical area of Africa comprising BENIN; BURKINA FASO; COTE D'IVOIRE; GAMBIA; GHANA; GUINEA; GUINEA-BISSAU; LIBERIA; MALI; MAURITANIA; NIGER; NIGERIA; SENEGAL; SIERRA LEONE; and TOGO.Economics: The science of utilization, distribution, and consumption of services and materials.Poxviridae Infections: Virus diseases caused by the POXVIRIDAE.Microscopy, Polarization: Microscopy using polarized light in which phenomena due to the preferential orientation of optical properties with respect to the vibration plane of the polarized light are made visible and correlated parameters are made measurable.War: Hostile conflict between organized groups of people.Marburg Virus Disease: An RNA virus infection of rhesus, vervet, and squirrel monkeys transmissible to man.Meteorology: The science of studying the characteristics of the atmosphere such as its temperature, density, winds, clouds, precipitation, and other atmospheric phenomena and aiming to account for the weather in terms of external influences and the basic laws of physics. (From McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 6th ed)Buruli Ulcer: A lesion in the skin and subcutaneous tissues due to infections by MYCOBACTERIUM ULCERANS. It was first reported in Uganda, Africa.AfricaAnesthesiology: A specialty concerned with the study of anesthetics and anesthesia.Poliomyelitis: An acute infectious disease of humans, particularly children, caused by any of three serotypes of human poliovirus (POLIOVIRUS). Usually the infection is limited to the gastrointestinal tract and nasopharynx, and is often asymptomatic. The central nervous system, primarily the spinal cord, may be affected, leading to rapidly progressive paralysis, coarse FASCICULATION and hyporeflexia. Motor neurons are primarily affected. Encephalitis may also occur. The virus replicates in the nervous system, and may cause significant neuronal loss, most notably in the spinal cord. A rare related condition, nonpoliovirus poliomyelitis, may result from infections with nonpoliovirus enteroviruses. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp764-5)Wilderness: Environment un-modified by human activity. Areas in which natural processes operate without human interference.Insurance, Liability: Insurance against loss resulting from liability for injury or damage to the persons or property of others.Birefringence: The property of nonisotropic media, such as crystals, whereby a single incident beam of light traverses the medium as two beams, each plane-polarized, the planes being at right angles to each other. (Cline et al., Dictionary of Visual Science, 4th ed)Emergency Services, Psychiatric: Organized services to provide immediate psychiatric care to patients with acute psychological disturbances.Measles: A highly contagious infectious disease caused by MORBILLIVIRUS, common among children but also seen in the nonimmune of any age, in which the virus enters the respiratory tract via droplet nuclei and multiplies in the epithelial cells, spreading throughout the MONONUCLEAR PHAGOCYTE SYSTEM.Measles Vaccine: A live attenuated virus vaccine of chick embryo origin, used for routine immunization of children and for immunization of adolescents and adults who have not had measles or been immunized with live measles vaccine and have no serum antibodies against measles. Children are usually immunized with measles-mumps-rubella combination vaccine. (From Dorland, 28th ed)Measles virus: The type species of MORBILLIVIRUS and the cause of the highly infectious human disease MEASLES, which affects mostly children.Central African Republic: A republic in central Africa south of CHAD and SUDAN, north of DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO, and east of CAMEROON. The capital is Bangui.YemenJournal Impact Factor: A quantitative measure of the frequency on average with which articles in a journal have been cited in a given period of time.Altruism: Consideration and concern for others, as opposed to self-love or egoism, which can be a motivating influence.
  • The Democratic Republic of the Congo had not yet declared an official end to Ebola in its troubled east, where at least 2,243 people have died since an epidemic began there in August 2018. (sky.com)
  • The 2018 Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been a very different kind of outbreak than the massive West African outbreak that occurred in 2014 and 2015. (psmag.com)
  • The death toll in an outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo rose to 26 on May 21st, 2018, after a person died in the northwest city of Mbandaka, as the government began vaccinating first responders against the dreaded disease. (psmag.com)
  • People carry a cross for a grave on August 23rd, 2018, in Mangina, North Kivu province, Democratic Republic of the Congo. (psmag.com)
  • A healthcare worker from the World Health Organization, left, gives an Ebola vaccination to a front line aid worker who will then go to vaccinate people who might potentially have the virus, in Mbandaka, Congo, May 30, 2018. (ctvnews.ca)
  • I met Françoise Kalunda in August 2018, in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, where she had been working for five years with Oxfam as a Public Health Promoter. (oxfamireland.org)
  • Ebola is endemic to Congo, a vast central African country whose eastern Ebola river gave the deadly virus its name when it was discovered there in the 1970s. (reuters.com)
  • The organisation has called for a united global front to eliminate PPR, which has been in the DRC since 2008 and is considered endemic in some neighbouring countries, such as Congo-Brazzaville, Gabon, Kenya and Tanzania. (globalmeatnews.com)
  • The endemic sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo is not an unreported story - but reporting itself cannot make the difference, as Lindsey Hilsum writes of new hope that the perpetrators could be caught. (channel4.com)
  • GOMA, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 24 June 2008 - In a momentous step forward for the protection of women and girls in DRC and around the world, the UN Security Council has voted unanimously in favour of a resolution classifying rape as a weapon of war. (unicef.org)
  • NAIROBI, Kenya - The World Health Organization took the rare step Wednesday of classifying an ongoing Ebola outbreak in eastern Congo as a "public health emergency of international concern," just days after a first case of the virus was confirmed in the major city of Goma, on the border with Rwanda. (wn.com)
  • There's no boxing ring in Goma, in the northeast of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. (spiegel.de)
  • Before he began his school, Kibomango -- born Balezi Bagunda, though now people in Goma call him by his boxing name -- scoured the Congo as a militia member. (spiegel.de)
  • MSF] New York/Kisangani -Hundreds of thousands of people are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance as multiple crises hit Ituri province in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), said the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Thursday. (medworm.com)
  • Ntaganda's appearance before the ICC comes almost seven years after the court first issued an arrest warrant against him for war crimes in the Ituri district of northeastern Congo. (hrw.org)
  • Past research by Human Rights Watch and other organizations found that senior political and military officials in Congo, Rwanda, and Uganda provided support to abusive militias operating in Ituri and the Kivu provinces. (hrw.org)
  • FAITS SAILLANTS Equateur: Nouvelle épidémie d'Ebola déclarée Inondations à Uvira : Près de 45 000 personnes sinistrées ont bénéficié d'une aide en vivres et articles ménagers Ituri: Plus de 70. (reliefweb.int)
  • The refugee crisis grinds on despite a shaky truce, writes Jonathan Pearlman. (smh.com.au)
  • Provinces in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo also remain volatile. (reuters.com)
  • Overshadowed by the Syrian war and Rohingya refugee exodus from Myanmar, Congo barely made headlines despite horrific violence that has erupted in the center of the vast country, they said. (reuters.com)
  • Spiraling violence in Somalia, forced civilian displacements in eastern Congo, and neglected medical emergencies in Myanmar and Zimbabwe were among the Top 10 humanitarian crises of 2008, according to an annual list released Sunday by Doctors Without Borders. (sudaneseonline.com)
  • Any of the outcomes will have important ripple effects in eastern Congo and perhaps the wider Great Lakes region, so they're worth considering ahead of time. (csmonitor.com)
  • Until now, the ICC Office of the Prosecutor has focused its investigations on warlords operating in eastern Congo, Human Rights Watch said. (hrw.org)
  • Human Rights Watch has repeatedly urged the ICC prosecutor's office to investigate the role of these high-level officials in crimes committed by national armed forces and armed groups active in eastern Congo. (hrw.org)
  • An attack on the town of Butembo by Mai Mai fighters on Wednesday has prompted fears of a return to large scale violence in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. (africanews.com)
  • It\'s now more than six months since the start of an Ebola outbreak in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo. (wn.com)
  • Despite the availability of a highly effective Ebola vaccine in north-eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), only a fraction of the eligible population is receiving it. (martinplaut.com)
  • BENI, Congo (AP) - Authorities in eastern Congo say a journalist who was working to spread awareness about the Ebola crisis has been killed. (ap.org)
  • The Ebola outbreak ravaging the eastern region of Congo is now serious enough to be considered a public health emergency of international concern, the World Health Organization announced Wednesday. (wn.com)
  • LONDON -- The World Health Organization has declared the Ebola outbreak in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo an international emergency. (wn.com)
  • She travelled to the eastern Congo crisis region in early 2013. (spiegel.de)
  • Furaha and her husband, Hakiza, both 30, fled early last month with their two sons and two daughters to this makeshift camp, Kuhindo, in the eastern hills of the Democratic Republic of Congo. (smh.com.au)
  • With starvation threatening millions in Nigeria, South Sudan, Somalia and Yemen, one agency picked famine as the year's most neglected crisis. (reuters.com)
  • In the west, the Kingdom of Kongo ruled around the mouth of the Congo River from the 14th to 19th centuries. (wikipedia.org)
  • There are four main ethnic groups in the Republic of the Congo: Kongo (48 percent), Sangha (20 percent), Teke (17 percent), and M'Bochi (12 percent). (verite.org)
  • BENI, Congo (AP) - When Germain Kalubenge gets a request for a ride on his motorcycle it can be a matter of life or death. (ap.org)
  • Officials from the two countries will meet on Wednesday about the possibility of sending the family back to Beni in Congo for treatment, the health ministry said. (ctvnews.ca)
  • Two agencies flagged the displacement crisis in the Lake Chad Basin, which was voted the most neglected emergency in last year's poll. (reuters.com)
  • WFP's role is increasingly shifting from operational to advisory, with the gradual strengthening of government capacities to scale up and institutionalize mechanisms for social protection, particularly school feeding and safety nets, emergency preparedness and crisis response. (wfp.org)
  • POINTE NOIRE, Republic of Congo, 14 December 2010 - The Republic of Congo is carryibng out a three-round emergency immunization campaign launched in the wake of a deadly polio outbreak. (unicef.org)
  • Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN The World Health Organisation has announced that the Ebola outbreak in the DR Congo does not qualify as a global emergency. (wn.com)
  • LONDON (AP) - The World Health Organization says the ongoing Ebola outbreak in Congo still warrants being classified as a global emergency, even though the number of confirmed cases has slowed in recent weeks. (ap.org)
  • The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo should be declared a global emergency, the International Development Secretary Rory Stewart has warned. (wn.com)
  • Almost a year after the second worst Ebola outbreak in history began in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organization finally declared the crisis a " public health emergency of international concern " (or PHEIC for short)-a label that it has only used four times before. (wn.com)
  • CNN - The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo does not constitute a public health emergency of international concern, the World Health Organization said Friday. (wral.com)
  • In November Chantal, a 35-year-old mother of seven, was admitted to Swima Health Center in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), which is supported by International Medical Corps for emergency cholera treatment. (internationalmedicalcorps.org)
  • The world is increasingly at risk of 'climate apartheid,' where the rich pay to escape heat and hunger caused by the escalating climate crisis while the rest of the world suffers, a report from a U.N. human rights expert has said. (kff.org)
  • Then there are the conspiracy theorists who wonder if pandemic preparedness in Congo is part of a government plot to bring in money from international health agencies. (npr.org)
  • In the Congo, the youth are prepared for a sustained civil disobedience undertaking to cripple and ultimately remove an oppressive system that not only kills them but also squelches their aspirations and hopes for a dignified life. (africasacountry.com)
  • The Ebola crisis in DRC continues to pose a threat to local communities-despite a massive international response, promising new vaccines and treatments , and improvements in the medical management of the disease. (doctorswithoutborders.org)
  • An recent mission by the Crisis Management Centre - Animal Health revealed that the disease was a particularly virulent strain, with an 86% mortality rate in goats. (globalmeatnews.com)
  • The United Nations at the time saluted the "immense work" DR Congo authorities had put in to contain the disease spread. (straitstimes.com)