Response Efforts To Latest Ebola Outbreak In Congo Showing Success But Risks Remain

IRIN: Q&A: Congo Ebola outbreak at critical juncture, says top WHO official
“It’s too soon to say the outbreak of Ebola … in a conflict-prone eastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo is fully under control, but great progress has been made in learning how to contain and respond to such emergencies, according to the World Health Organization’s response chief…” (Morland, 8/31).

New York Times: Ebola Attacked Congo Again. But Now Congo Seems to Be Winning
“The month-old Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo, which emerged unexpectedly in a dangerous region and quickly soared to over 100 cases, now appears to be fading. … However, it is far too early to relax, health experts warned…” (McNeil, 9/2).

Washington Times: CDC committed to fighting Ebola across globe, says director
“The Democratic Republic of the Congo is half a world away, but stopping the Ebola outbreak … in the African nation is still an integral part of President Trump’s goal of ‘putting America first,’ the nation’s top disease fighter said [in August]. Dr. Robert R. Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, … said U.S. efforts there are critical to stopping spread of the disease that terrorized the globe just a few years ago, during a previous outbreak in West Africa…” (Howell, 8/22).

Additional coverage of the DRC Ebola outbreak response is available from the Associated Press, Nature, and Reuters, as well as the WHO.

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