DRC, WHO Report 188 Confirmed, Suspected Ebola Cases; Uptick Due To Vaccine, Follow-Up Refusals

CIDRAP News: New Ebola cases underscore Beni as outbreak epicenter
“…The DRC’s ministry of health said the recent spike in cases in these areas confirms that case contacts during the initial wave of cases in August and September who avoided follow-up and vaccination have now been infected. Beni has been a hotbed of anti-response activity, especially the neighborhood of Ndindi…” (Soucheray, 10/9).

CNN: Ebola continues to ravage northeastern Congo
“Ebola virus disease has sickened 188 people and killed 118 in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s northeastern region, the World Health Organization reported Monday. Of the total cases, 153 have been confirmed, and 35 are probable. Fifty-one people have survived the disease, according to WHO, the United Nations’ public health division…” (Scutti, 10/9).