Efforts To Control DRC Ebola Outbreak In Populated Towns Working, WHO Official Says

U.N. News: Ebola on the run in DR Congo, ‘now we have to kill the virus’: U.N. health agency
“Efforts to eradicate the deadly Ebola epidemic in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are proving successful but ‘now we have to kill the virus,’ the U.N. health agency said on Thursday. In an update to journalists in Geneva, the medic leading the World Health Organization’s campaign against the highly contagious virus said that while he could not say that it was beaten, it had been largely driven away from towns into rural areas. … He added that their inaccessibility — some communities can only be reached after a five-hour motorbike ride — and the fact that dozens of armed groups operate there, were the main complicating factors. … Communities were also showing increased trust in highly skilled and hardworking frontline health workers, the WHO medic insisted…” (10/10).

Additional coverage of the DRC Ebola outbreak is available from Al Jazeera, Reuters, and VOA.

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