UNICEF Bolstering Ebola Outbreak Response Efforts In Congo; WHO Reports 92 Deaths

Axios: UNICEF and Congo officials boost efforts to contain Ebola outbreak
“In response to an small uptick in confirmed Ebola cases in the busy urban hub of Butembo in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, UNICEF announced Friday it’s bolstering its efforts there…” (O’Reilly, 9/14).

U.N. News: DR Congo: new cases of deadly Ebola virus, as U.N. steps up response
“…On Friday, WHO, the World Health Organization, said that there were 137 confirmed and probable cases and 92 deaths in the latest outbreak in the east of the country…” (9/14).

VOA News: Community Resistance to Ebola Growing in Congo
“…The U.N. agency is working with community and religious leaders in the city of Beni, where health workers are facing hostility and resistance. UNICEF spokesman Christophe Boulierac said the spread of false rumors and fear about Ebola are endangering efforts to contain the virus…” (Schlein, 9/14).

Additional coverage of the Ebola outbreak response in Congo is available from BBC News, Reuters, and VOA News (2).

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