Tanzania Health Minister Rejects Allegations Of Covered Up Ebola Cases; VOA Reports On U.S. Delegation’s September Visit To DRC To Assess Outbreak

Associated Press: Tanzania rejects suspicions that it covered up Ebola cases
“Tanzania on Thursday rejected suspicions that it might have covered up cases of the deadly Ebola virus, calling it a plot to show the country ‘in a bad light.’ The health minister’s comments came after the World Health Organization issued an unusual statement saying Tanzania refused to share information and the United States and Britain issued travel warnings…” (Odula, 10/3).

VOA: U.S. Health Delegation Committed to Fighting Ebola Outbreak in DRC
“…VOA’s Plugged In traveled with U.S. health officials in mid-September to the epicenter of the outbreak, along the country’s remote northeast border. The U.S.-led delegation brought hope and medicine to the region, but serious challenges remain. Mil Arcega was on the trip and reports from the DRC…” (Arcega, 10/3).

Xinhua: A.U. calls for cross-border collaboration to support continental efforts against Ebola crisis
“…The 55-member pan African bloc, through the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), said in its periodic bulletin that the cross-border collaboration on preparedness and response to Ebola virus disease among the hardest-hit Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and its neighboring countries would help to contain the spread of the deadly virus from other parts of the continent…” (10/4).

Additional coverage of the Ebola outbreak is available from CIDRAP News, Reuters, and Xinhua.

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