WHO Raises Risk Assessment Of DRC Ebola Outbreak To ‘Very High’ As Violence Threatens Response

CIDRAP News: More DRC Ebola cases as risk raised to ‘very high’
“As new Ebola cases continue in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the World Health Organization (WHO) [Thursday] raised the risk assessment for spread of the disease within the country and regionally from ‘high’ to ‘very high’ while keeping the risk of international transmission of Ebola virus disease (EVD) low…” (Soucheray, 9/28).

U.N. News: Violence and displacement in Ebola-hit DR Congo threatens humanitarian response
“Increasing violence in Ebola-affected areas of north-eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) threatens the safety of tens of thousands of people there, the U.N. Refugee Agency, UNHCR, said on Friday…” (9/28).

Additional coverage of the DRC Ebola outbreak response is available from Agence France-Presse, Associated Press, The Hill, and New York Times.

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