September 20, 2018

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Response to DRC Ebola outbreak going well –WHO (Punch)

Response to DRC Ebola outbreak going well –WHO (Punch)

Response to the latest Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has been going well and scaling up, the World Health Organisation WHO said Friday.

As of Thursday, the case count had reached more than 100, with 103 confirmed cases including 63 deaths, according to Dr. Peter Salama, deputy director general of emergency preparedness and response at the WHO.

The current outbreak has hit six distinct locations in North Kivu and the surrounding Ituri provinces. More than 80 per cent of the cases and deaths were in and around the town of Mangina in Mabalako health zone, which has remained the epic centre of the outbreak. Read more

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