Emergency panel meets as Congo Ebola outbreak gathers pace

Faltering national response to epidemic prompts experts to consider official announcement of public health crisis
Rebecca Ratcliffe
Experts will convene for an emergency meeting on Friday to determine whether the recent escalation of Ebola cases in the Democratic Republic of the Congo should be declared a global health crisis.
More than eight months into the epidemic, which has killed 751 people, agencies warned the disease is still not under control. The response to the outbreak has been complicated by conflict, political instability, and distrust of Ebola services.
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Source: theguardian.com

Distribution of Ebola Virus Disease cases by Health Area, as of March 29, 2019.
Distribution of Ebola Virus Disease cases by Health Area, as of March 29, 2019.

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