Total Number Of Ebola Cases Climbs To 630 In DRC; Health Workers Continue To Face Challenges

Associated Press: Congo says healthy baby born to mom who recovered from Ebola
“A four-day-old baby is a surprise bright spot in Congo’s deadly Ebola outbreak, as the country’s health ministry on Thursday called her the first child born to a mother who has recovered from the virus…” (Anna, 1/10).

CIDRAP News: DRC records more Ebola as presidential election is called
“Early [Thursday] morning, election officials in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) called Felix Tshisekedi the winner of the presidential election held on Dec 30. … [Thursday] the DRC health ministry said cases rose to 630, reflecting two new cases, both confirmed and fatal, with 122 suspected cases still under investigation. The new deaths are in Katwa and Biena, and both occurred in the community…” (Soucheray, 1/10).

The Lancet: Logistical challenges in the DR Congo Ebola virus response
“The ongoing outbreak in the DR Congo has recently surpassed 600 cases. To fight this outbreak, the Ebola response team faces many logistical challenges…” (Shuchman, 1/12).