Clashing Progress Reports

Progress reports on the Democratic Republic of the Congo's Ebola outbreak clashed this week, Helen Branswell reports in STAT.

Yesterday, the WHO said cases are down and Ebola’s geographic footprint is shrinking. Tuesday, CDC chief Robert Redfield suggested the epidemic could drag on for another year or more.

But these contrasting conclusions aren’t at odds—results depend on the effort put in, says WHO emergencies chief Mike Ryan: “There are no unicorns. It’s just hard work and learning from what we do.”
Relentless violence has made outbreak response uniquely challenging.

The UN has appointed David Gressly as its first emergency Ebola coordinator to help uncover who’s behind the violence and why it won’t stop. He has several theories, NPR Goats and Soda reports.

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