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DRC Ebola Cases Reach 500; Vaccinations Of Frontline Workers To Begin In South Sudan

CIDRAP News: Ebola count in DRC hits 500 in growing outbreak
“The world’s second-largest Ebola outbreak hit another milestone [Tuesday], as the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) recorded two new cases, raising outbreak totals to 500, including 289 deaths…” (Soucheray, 12/11).

San Francisco Chronicle: South Sudan to begin Ebola vaccinations as ‘very high risk’
“The World Health Organization says Ebola vaccinations soon will begin in South Sudan as the country is at ‘very high risk’ in the current outbreak based in neighboring Congo. A statement says South Sudan’s health ministry will begin vaccinating some health workers and other frontline workers in the capital, Juba, on Dec. 19. No Ebola cases have been reported in South Sudan or any of Congo’s neighbors in this outbreak, which is now the second-deadliest in history. Vaccinations began earlier in Uganda…” (12/10).