Signs DRC Ebola outbreak finally ‘on the retreat’ but risk of international spread, ‘still high’

The second worst Ebola outbreak in history is “on the retreat” the UN’s health agency chief said on Wednesday, September 25, but cautioned that there is no room for complacency, with dozens of new cases each week still being recorded in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

WHO Signals Alarm Over Possible Unreported Ebola Cases in Tanzania

On September 10, 2019, through its regular event-based surveillance process, WHO received unofficial reports regarding the death of a person with suspected Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) case in Dar es Salaam, United Republic of Tanzania.  On  September 11, 2019, through its regular event-based surveillance process, WHO was made aware of unofficial reports that a RT-PCR test performed at the Tanzanian National Health Laboratory was positive for EVD for this patient.

Ebola came quietly to the village of Chowe but WHO's response was rapid

Since Ebola was identified in Chowe in the Democratic Republic of Cono, 35 World Health Organization (WHO) staff are working in Chowe alongside Medecins Sans Frontieres, UNICEF, the World Food Programme and the US Centres for Disease Control (CDC) to ensure that every person at risk is identified, followed up, and that everyone is being vaccinated.