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“Cautiously optimistic” on Ebola outbreak in Congo: WHO

WHO Deputy Director-General of Emergency Preparedness and Response Peter Salama said on Friday although there are currently 62 cases of the disease in the country, including 27 deaths, most individuals who were in contact with patients have been vaccinated. The majority of them have been vaccinated 10 days ago and ... Read More »

Amid outbreak in Congo, first Ebola vaccines given by WHO

The cases were in the Wangata neighbourhood of Mbandaka, a crowded port city on Congo where millions of people live in slums with no sewer system. Several public boats travel downstream over the river to the capital on a daily basis, overcrowded with people using filthy toilets with no running ... Read More »