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Insecurity In DRC Hindering Responses To Measles, Ebola Outbreaks

Reuters: Northeast Congo insecurity hampers response to measles outbreak
“Insecurity in northeast Congo has hampered a measles vaccination drive and forced people to flee their homes, local responders said on Wednesday, complicating efforts to control the spread of a virus that has killed more people [than] Ebola this year. At least 1,500 people have died from measles in Democratic Republic of Congo since the start of 2019, according to health authorities, compared with 1,390 felled by an Ebola epidemic in the east…” (Prentice, 6/20).

Additional coverage of the measles outbreak and instability in DRC is available from Reuters and U.N. News.