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Monday, March 25, 2019 - 15:10
World Health Organization or WHO calls for urgent push to end Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo or DRC.
 
In a press statement WHO says Ebola cases are approaching 1000 amid increased violence.
 
WHO director-general, Dr Tedros Adhanom states “As the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) approaches 1 000 cases amid increased violence, WHO reaffirmed its commitment both to ending the outbreak and working with the government and communities to build resilient health systems.”
 
Since the outbreak started in August 2018, 993 cases were confirmed.
 
Dr Adhanom adds that more than 96 000 people have been vaccinated against Ebola, along with health workers in Uganda and South Sudan.
 
Adhanom adds that more than 44 million border screenings have helped to slow the spread of Ebola in this highly mobile population.
 
However, the risk of national and regional spread remains very high, especially when episodes of violence and instability impact the response, Dr Adhanom said.
 
 

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