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Use Of Experimental Ebola Vaccine To Begin Soon In DRC Following Government Approval, WHO Says

Associated Press: Congo approves use of experimental Ebola vaccine, WHO says
“Congo has agreed to allow the World Health Organization to use an experimental Ebola vaccine to combat an outbreak announced last week, the WHO director general said Monday. The aim is for health officials to start using the vaccine, once it’s shipped, by the end of the week, or next week if there are difficulties, said WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus…” (Mwanamilongo/Keaten, 5/14).

CIDRAP News: New Ebola cases reported as WHO head visits DRC
“Over the weekend, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) reported seven more suspected cases of Ebola, raising the totals from Apr 4 through May 13 to 39 confirmed, suspected, and probable cases, including 19 deaths, for a case-fatality rate of 49 percent. Only two cases have been confirmed by laboratory testing, and 25 are probable. The remaining 12 cases are suspected…” (Soucheray, 5/14).

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