Ebola Outbreak Response Halted In Congo After Deadly Clashes; WHO Official Warns Efforts At ‘Critical Juncture’

Associated Press: WHO warns of ‘perfect storm’ for Ebola in eastern Congo
“The emergencies chief for the World Health Organization says insecurity, public defiance about vaccinations, and political jockeying could create a ‘perfect storm’ leading Congo’s latest Ebola outbreak to spread. Dr. Peter Salama says the response is at a ‘critical juncture’ in eastern North Kivu province…” (9/25).

CIDRAP News: Violence suspends response in DRC Ebola hot spot as cases rise
“Deadly clashes over the weekend in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC’s) main Ebola hot spot between rebels and armed forces suspended outbreak response activities, as six new cases were reported and more details emerged about a recent case detected near the Uganda border…” (Schnirring, 9/24).

Additional coverage of the Ebola outbreak in Congo is available from Al Jazeera, BBC News, CNN, and Reuters.

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