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DRC Ebola Outbreak Holds Steady, As Health Workers Track, Contain Cases

CIDRAP News: More suspected Ebola cases noted, but total holds steady
“The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) announced 11 new suspected cases of Ebola over the weekend in Bikoro and Iboko, the remote health zones where the current outbreak began in the middle of May, but the outbreak total has not risen. The case count now stands at 64 cases (38 confirmed, 14 probable, and 12 suspected). The total is actually two cases lower than the DRC’s previous count of 66 because officials have ruled out several cases previously listed as suspected…” (Soucheray, 6/18).

VOA News: How DRC’s Ebola outbreak has been contained
“…Despite difficult-to-traverse terrain and local communities’ skepticism of health care workers, from the start of the outbreak, officials got in front of the disease and kept it in check. Several factors made the DRC response markedly different than previous outbreaks, saving countless lives…” (Solomon, 6/18).

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