DRC President Says Ebola Outbreak Should Be Over By Year’s End; A.U. Urges Partners To Increase Efforts To Stop Outbreak

Reuters: Congo president says Ebola outbreak should be over this year
“An outbreak of Ebola in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo should be eradicated by the end of 2019, Congolese President Felix Tshisekedi said on Friday. … ‘There are still a few isolated cases in Ituri (province) but we think that by the end of the year we can completely stop that,’ Tshisekedi said at a news conference in Berlin alongside German Chancellor Angela Merkel…” (Escritt et al, 11/16).

Xinhua: A.U. urges domestic, int’l partners to help tackle Ebola as death toll reaches 2,193
“The African Union (A.U.) has called on African and international partners to exert concerted efforts in the fight against the Ebola virus epidemic as the death toll from the ongoing Ebola virus outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) had climbed to 2,193…” (11/16).

Additional coverage of the DRC Ebola outbreak and response is available from Al Jazeera and Xinhua.

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