WHO Notes Fluctuating Transmission In DRC Ebola Outbreak; Former Ebola Czar Klain Discusses U.S. Response In Mother Jones Interview

CIDRAP News: Ebola hot spots shift as pattern of spread fluctuates
“In the past 10 days, officials have recorded nearly 100 new cases of Ebola in the ongoing outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), a sign of fluctuating transmission throughout North Kivu and Ituri provinces, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in an update. … A vaccination team and a psychosocial support team are the latest victims of violent attacks in Beni, DRC health officials said [Monday]…” (Soucheray, 6/25).

Mother Jones: As Ebola Deaths Mount in Africa, Trump Is Screwing Up the Response
“…[Ronald Klain, the Ebola czar for President Barack Obama] tells Mother Jones he believes that Trump is no longer responding responsibly [to the DRC Ebola outbreak] and that the president is not doing what is necessary to battle this Ebola outburst. Klain maintains that the Trump White House ought to reverse its decision prohibiting the CDC and USAID from operating in the area of Congo where the disease is raging…” (Corn, 6/25).

Additional coverage of the DRC Ebola outbreak and response is available from Bloomberg, The Guardian, Science, and World Politics Review.

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