USAID Administrator Green Says DRC Ebola Outbreak ‘Far From Contained’; 14 New Cases Recorded Tuesday

CIDRAP News: Ebola cases climb to 1,168 as more health workers infected
“The surge in new Ebola cases in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) continued at a brisk pace [Tuesday], with 14 new cases reported from a broad range of larger and smaller hot spots, the health ministry said in its daily statement. Also, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in one of its regular updates that it’s concerned about rising activity in the wide area responders are covering and about continuing infections in health workers…” (Schnirring, 4/9).

Reuters: Congo Ebola outbreak “far from contained,” U.S. aid chief says
“The deadly Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo is far from contained, U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Mark Green said on Tuesday. ‘In the last week we have seen a number of signs that the outbreak is far from contained. There’s a long way to go,’ the top U.S. aid official told a U.S. congressional hearing…” (Zengerle, 4/10).

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