WHO Calls on International Community to Join Urgent Push to End Ebola Outbreak

By Ayodamola
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has reaffirmed its commitments to ending the ongoing Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
Since the outbreak of the disease in Augut 2018, there have been 993 confirmed and probable cases and 621 deaths in North Kivu and Ituri provinces.
More than 96 000 people have been vaccinated against Ebola in DRC, along with health workers in Uganda and South Sudan.
As of 21 March, 38 of 130 affected health areas have active transmission. More than 44 million border screenings have helped to slow the spread of Ebola in this highly mobile population. No cases have spread beyond North Kivu and Ituri provinces, and no cases have crossed international borders.

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