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Drop In DRC Ebola Cases But Too Early To Predict Slowing Of Outbreak, WHO Says; DRC Former Health Minister Charged With Embezzlement

AFP: DR Congo ex-health minister charged with embezzlement: lawyer “Former Health Minister Oly Ilunga of the Democratic Republic of Congo has been charged with embezzling funds allotted for the fight against the deadly Ebola virus, his lawyer told AFP Tuesday. … Ilunga’s lawyers have rejected the embezzlement claim, saying accounts…

News Outlets Continue Coverage Of Global Preparedness Monitoring Board Report Warning

Fortune: Experts Warn We Aren’t Prepared for a Global Health Crisis: Brainstorm Health (Mukherjee, 9/18). The Guardian: Experts warn world ‘grossly unprepared’ for future pandemics (McVeigh, 9/18). Insider: Bill Gates warned that a devastating ‘quirk of nature’ could kill 30 million people in less than a year. Experts say we’re…

WHO Reports 15 More Ebola Cases In DRC; No Ebola Case In Tanzania, Government Tells WHO

CIDRAP News: Violence, 15 new Ebola cases reported in DRC outbreak “After [Tuesday’s] warning by the World Health Organization’s (WHO) African regional office to not be overly optimistic about a recent drop in Ebola cases in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the agency [Wednesday] reported 15 new infections…

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