A deadly Ebola outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo is deeply worrying but does not yet merit being labelled a global health emergency, says the World Health Organization.
The United Nations Security Council has welcomed progress made in preparations for historic elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo, calling this a pivotal moment in the history of the beleaguered country.
Democratic Republic of Congo has approved four more experimental treatments against the deadly Ebola virus, the health ministry said as it raced to contain an outbreak in its violence-torn east.
Seventy-eight cases have now been confirmed in the latest Ebola outbreak in the DRC’s eastern North Kivu Province while the United Nations has raised concern about the deteriorating humanitarian situation in other parts of the country.
Vaccinations against a new outbreak of Ebola virus in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo are due to begin on Wednesday, a senior official at the health ministry said on Sunday.