DRC Ebola un­cer­tainty

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GENEVA: The World Health Or­gan­i­sa­tion (WHO) said yes­ter­day that it could not be cer­tain that it had iden­ti­fied all peo­ple ex­posed to the deadly Ebola virus in the Demo­cratic Re­pub­lic of Congo’s North Kivu re­gion.

More than 500 peo­ple have been vac­ci­nated so far against the dis­ease in Congo’s lat­est out­break, marked by a to­tal of 78 con­firmed and prob­a­ble cases, it said. Some 1 500 peo­ple have been iden­ti­fied as con­tacts of in­fected peo­ple.

“We don’t know if we are hav­ing all trans­mis­sion chains iden­ti­fied,” WHO spokesper­son Tarik Jasare­vic told a news brief­ing. – Reuters

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