WHO chief warns DRC Ebola outbreak not over

The Phnom Penh Post - - WORLD -

WHO chief Te­dros Ad­hanom on Tues­day called for tighter mon­i­tor­ing as he wrapped up a visit to Ebola-hit DR Congo, say­ing the outbreak was far from over de­spite the num­ber of cases sta­bil­is­ing in re­cent weeks. The outbreak – the ninth in the Demo­cratic Repub­lic of Congo since 1976 – was de­clared on May 8 and has claimed 27 lives. “On the ba­sis of sta­tis­tics, we can say that the sit­u­a­tion has sta­bilised but the war is not over. We must re­in­force vig­i­lance and sur­veil­lance,” he said at the end of a three-day as­sess­ment visit. “One case in an ur­ban set­ting can set off an outbreak,” he warned.

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