WHO Reaffirms Commitment To Ending DRC Ebola Outbreak As Number Of Cases Surpasses 1K

CNN: More than 1,000 Ebola cases reported in outbreak
“The deadly Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has surpassed 1,000 cases, according to the country’s health ministry. The number of confirmed cases stands at 1,009, of which 944 are confirmed and 65 probable, in an outbreak that started in August. The death toll is at 629 — 564 are confirmed from Ebola and 65 probable. … ‘We use words like “cases” and “containment” to be scientific, but behind every number is a person, a family and a community that is suffering,’ said Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO director general in a statement Saturday. ‘This outbreak has gone on far too long’…” (Park, 3/25).

The Hill: Ebola outbreak hits 1,000 cases
“…Health officials say the rising case count comes as they struggle to make inroads with communities that are not used to dealing with Ebola, or even with aid workers hoping to help. Those officials have been frustrated in recent weeks as the epicenter of the outbreak moved south from the town of Beni to the cities of Butembo and Katwa…” (Wilson, 3/24).

Additional coverage of the DRC Ebola outbreak and response is available from Spiegel Online, TIME, and VOA News.

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