The Ebola epidemic in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo has been confined to a rural area rife with militias and people on the move, making it harder to stamp out altogether, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has accused Tanzania of failing to provide information on suspected cases of Ebola in the country, potentially hindering efforts to curb the spread of the deadly virus.
Tanzania is refusing to provide detailed information on suspected Ebola cases, the World Health Organization (WHO) said, a rare public rebuke as the region struggles to contain an outbreak already declared a global health emergency.
Congolese authorities and health workers vaccinated more than 200,000 people against Ebola in August, the government said on Sunday, using a Merck vaccine they hope will help rein in the world's second worst epidemic.
The head of the World Health Organization said he is reconvening the UN agency’s expert committee to assess whether or not the continuing Ebola outbreak in Congo warrants being declared a global emergency.
More than 1,000 people have died from Ebola in eastern Congo since August, the country's health minister said on Friday as hostility toward health workers continues to hamper efforts to contain the second-deadliest outbreak of the virus.
An international group of public health experts called on the World Health Organization to convene an emergency committee to consider declaring Congo's Ebola outbreak an international public health emergency.