WHO Data Show Children Missing Out On Ebola Treatment In DRC; More Effort Needed To Respond To Outbreak, Experts Say

CIDRAP News: New data show gaps in Ebola treatment for young kids
“A new World Health Organization (WHO) analysis of Ebola infections in children under 5 years old in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC’s) outbreak found that parents often avoid taking them to Ebola treatment centers and that the youngsters are less likely than other groups to be added to contact tracing lists…” (Schnirring, 5/31).

Homeland Preparedness News: Ongoing DRC Ebola outbreak demands immediate response, WHO reports
“Representatives of the World Health Organization (WHO) stated at the 72nd World Health Assembly [last] week that continued breakdowns in communication, data, and planning are hindering an effective response to the ongoing Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo…” (Galford, 5/31).

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