DRC Ebola Outbreak Reaches 2K Cases, IFRC Says; WHO Outlines Some Successes In Stopping Outbreak

Bloomberg: IFRC Says Ebola at Tipping Point in Congo With 2,000 Cases
“The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, the world’s largest humanitarian organization, said the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has reached a tipping point with 2,000 cases…” (Bonorchis, 6/10).

CIDRAP News: WHO details some strides in Ebola response
“Earlier case-contact registration and a drastically reduced rate of nosocomial transmission — those are two of the main improvements the World Health Organization (WHO) has identified in a new assessment of the ongoing Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)…” (Soucheray, 6/7).

The Telegraph: ‘High impact’ outbreaks such as Ebola the ‘new normal,’ WHO warns
“High impact disease outbreaks such as Ebola could become the ‘new normal,’ the World Health Organization has said. Dr. Mike Ryan, WHO’s assistant director for emergencies, said that a range of factors such as population movement, conflict, and poor governance were coming together to create a perfect storm for disease outbreaks…” (Gulland, 6/7).

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