Ebola Containment Efforts In DRC Can Begin Again Following Violence; WHO Warns Response Faces Serious Challenges

Associated Press: Congo says Ebola efforts can resume after deadly attack
“Congo’s health ministry says efforts to contain the latest Ebola outbreak can resume Wednesday in a key community where a deadly rebel attack over the weekend caused work to be suspended…” (9/26).

CIDRAP News: Ebola response faces ‘grave obstacles’ as count hits 150
“…As of [September 24], the ministry of health in the DRC reported 150 confirmed and suspected cases of the hemorrhagic fever, with nine cases under investigation. The death toll stands at 100, and there is a new case in Tchomia, the small town near Lake Albert and the Ugandan border…” (Soucheray, 9/25).

Washington Post: Violence in Congo imperils efforts to combat Ebola outbreak
“An Ebola outbreak in eastern Congo has moved into its most worrying stage yet, with the World Health Organization’s head of emergency response warning of a ‘perfect storm’ of factors preventing its containment…” (Bearak, 9/25).

Additional coverage of the Ebola outbreak in Congo is available from HuffPost, U.N. News, and Vox.

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