Rumors, Misunderstandings, Conflict Hinder Ebola Response In Congo, But Officials Say Progress Being Made

Associated Press: Rumors, conflict challenge Ebola response in eastern Congo
“The latest Ebola outbreak in Congo presents complex challenges as the virus spreads for the first time in an area where long-running conflict is hampering aid efforts, the regional Africa chief for the International Federation of the Red Cross said Wednesday…” (Keaten, 9/20).

Becker’s Hospital Review: Ebola containment efforts in Congo prove effective, health officials say
“Health officials overseeing the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo said efforts to halt the disease from spreading are proving successful, according to STAT’s Morning Rounds e-newsletter released Sept. 20…” (Cook, 9/20).

Additional coverage of the Ebola outbreak in Congo is available from Reuters and Thomson Reuters Foundation.

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