WHO Vows Continued Support For DRC Outbreak As Nations Implement Steps To Prevent Disease’s Spread Across Borders

Reuters: Ebola outbreak scuttles haj plans for Congo’s Muslims
“Saudi Arabia has banned pilgrims from the Democratic Republic of Congo because of an Ebola outbreak, dashing the hopes of many Muslims there wanting to perform haj” (Chaudhry, 8/8).

Xinhua News: WHO to continue support DRC in fighting against Ebola
“Ali Ahmed Yahaya, a program manager with the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Africa, speaks during an interview with Xinhua in Brazzaville, capital of the Republic of Congo, Aug. 7, 2019. WHO will continue its efforts to help fight Ebola in the country, Ali Ahmed Yahaya told Xinhua” (8/9).

Xinhua News: Zambia intensifies Ebola screening at DRC main entry border
“Health authorities [in Zambia] have continued with screening of travelers for Ebola symptoms at a busy border entry with the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), a civic leader said on Thursday…” (8/8).

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