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Rapid Response Of WHO, Other Health Organizations Curbed DRC Ebola Outbreak

The Hill: How world health officials stopped a potentially catastrophic outbreak
“…Two months [after the Ebola outbreak was identified], in July, Congo formally declared an end to the outbreak, after 42 days in which no new cases were identified. An Ebola epidemic that once threatened to travel up and down the mighty Congo River was instead snuffed out at its source. At the heart of the response was the WHO. … In interviews over the past two weeks, a dozen senior public health officials offer near-unanimous praise for an organization that was once riven by internal bureaucratic strife…” (Wilson, 7/27).

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