WHO Notes Decline In DRC Ebola Cases But Warns Trends Be Interpreted With Caution; Results Of WHO Emergency Committee’s 5th Meeting Expected This Week

AFP: Ebola virus now squeezed into ‘corner’ of DR Congo: WHO
“Efforts to halt an Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo have made ‘significant progress,’ with the virus now contained to a far smaller and mainly rural area, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Thursday. ‘We have put the virus in the corner,’ Michael Ryan, the executive director of WHO’s Health Emergencies Programme, told reporters in Geneva…” (10/10).

CIDRAP News: Response resumes following security problems in DRC Ebola hot spot
“…The WHO said though the decline in cases is encouraging and gains have been made in the response, several challenges remain and that the current trends should be interpreted with caution. [Thursday] the WHO’s Ebola emergency committee will meet again for the fifth time to assess the current situation, and if conditions warrant continuation of a public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC). Health officials said they would announce the results of their deliberations at a media briefing afterwards…” (Schnirring, 10/9).

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