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DRC Ebola Outbreak Largely Contained But WHO, Health Officials Remain Cautious

The Guardian: Mbandaka has fought off Ebola — but can the DRC’s equator city recover?
“…Experts and the authorities are working relentlessly to devise containment and vaccination strategies from the local government headquarters and the Iyonda reception center, 15km from the city center. Panic is receding, though the fightback against the spread of the outbreak continues on the ground…” (Gbiako, 6/27).

U.N. News: Ebola Outbreak in Democratic Republic Congo is ‘largely contained’: WHO
“…A total of 55 cases of Ebola have been recorded during the current outbreak of the often-deadly viral infection and 28 people have died, according to the World Health Organization (WHO)…” (6/26).

Washington Post: Remember that Ebola outbreak in Congo? Looks like they contained it.
“The most serious outbreak of the Ebola virus since an epidemic devastated West Africa two years ago, killed 11,000 people and catapulted the disease back into the global consciousness, is almost assuredly over. Out of an abundance of caution, though, health officials will closely monitor the situation for another three weeks before making the final declaration…” (Bearak, 6/27).

Xinhua News: WHO cautiously confident as Ebola in DR Congo largely contained
“…Despite the cautious confidence, the WHO also warned that a continued aggressive response is still required, given the experience that it only takes one case to set off a fast-moving outbreak. It’s an important step towards reaching the end of the outbreak, but it’s not yet the end, the U.N. health agency said, underlining that it’s still in active response mode with teams following up on as many as 20 alerts per day…” (6/27).

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