As Ebola outbreak spreads in Congo, concern grows over supplies of experimental vaccine

Should the outbreak spread more widely in cities, the scale of the outbreak could tax the available supplies of an experimental vaccine being used to help contain spread, said Peter Salama, who heads the World Health Organization’s (WHO) emergencies program.

Ramping up the Response to Ebola

Since September, the incidence of Ebola has more than doubled, according to World Health Organization (WHO) situation reports. The majority of people with recently identified Ebola were not on existing lists of contacts of people with previously identified cases — which indicates a high degree of unrecognized transmission in the community.