Watching DRC

Although the Democratic of Congo (DRC) Ebola outbreak is an a very remote area, the WHO says it presents a high national—but low global—risk, Reuters reported this morning.
 
Yesterday, the WHO reported 2 new cases in the Likati health district, bringing the total to 21 suspected cases and 3 deaths—with 400 close contacts of patients being monitored, according to CIDRAP. 
 
Nigeria, Tanzania and Zimbabwe are now screening entries at airports.
 
Dan Lucey, a Georgetown University microbiologist, warned that if the virus spreads across the border to South Sudan, the consequences for controlling the outbreak could be serious.
 
Related: PATH at the shifting front lines of Ebola – PATH

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