The World Health Organization says the Ebola outbreak is not yet a global emergency but has called for an “intensified” response.
Ebola outbreak could spiral out of control as health workers deal with armed insurgents, hostile locals
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The Congolese health ministry on has reported a further five confirmed cases of Ebola in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, blaming the higher-than-normal daily increase on community resistance to disease response efforts.
The emergencies chief for the World Health Organization says insecurity, public defiance about vaccinations and political jockeying could create a “perfect storm” leading the Democratic Republic of Congo’s latest Ebola outbreak to spread.
Woman’s recovery is testament to the effectiveness of a new treatment, which isolates patients in futuristic cube-shaped mobile units with transparent walls and gloved access.
Congo records first Ebola case in major eastern city of Butembo.
Health officials face the challenge not only of combating a deadly virus in what is effectively a war zone but also of pushing back against possible stigma and fears of the unknown. Ebola survivors in Congo must now deal with the emotional toll of returning to nervous communities where they could be shunned.
Recent trends suggest that control measures are working to halt an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in Congo, World Health Organization says.
Ministry says 10 Ebola patients who received the first experimental treatment are doing well, while health-care workers struggle to contain the spread of the deadly virus through a vaccination campaign.
Officials are hoping a new treatment can help patients already infected with the deadly virus, as they continue a vaccination campaign to prevent it.