United Nations vows to tackle Congo rebels, contain Ebola

Trump economic agenda likely checked by Democratic election gains

Trump economic agenda likely checked by Democratic election gains

This story has been corrected to indicate the number of Ebola deaths in the current outbreak is 189, not 198.

To alert worldwide travelers to the DRC of the expanding Ebola situation, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) upgraded its Travel Alert to Level 2, Practice Enhanced Precautions, on October 19, 2018. The pair discussed current information on the outbreak as well as the United States' role in the worldwide response.

Although several studies have shown that the vaccine is safe and protective against the Ebola virus, more scientific research is needed before it can be licensed.

The World Health Organization's director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus joined Lacroix in Beni as part of joint United Nations efforts to stop Ebola. The government and outbreak control partners have been unable to negotiate a ceasefire between groups to contain the outbreak.

Instead, CDC personnel are now providing support to the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland, and Kinshasa, the capital city of the DRC, and in surrounding countries.

It said the risk of the outbreak spreading to other provinces and neighboring countries remains high. This will not be possible without the assistance of worldwide partners. This is the first time that a vaccination drive has begun before the actual outbreak.

Robert Redfield, MD, director for the CDC, said November 5 that if the conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo's Ebola outbreak becomes more serious, global public health experts should consider the possibility it can't be brought under control, according to The Washington Post.

A total of 2100 doses of "rVSV-Ebola" vaccine are to be administered to the health workers to protect them against Zaire type virus, the strain that is now circulating in some parts of DRC.

The drug targets the Zaire virus species, the most "vicious of the Ebola types", Woldemariam said. It can also spread through sexual contact.

The ongoing Uganda vaccinations targeting frontline health workers will be carried out in five districts along the border with Congo. "This is targeted vaccination", she emphasized. In Yei, a South Sudanese city bordering the DRC, an isolation area has been established in a hospital and clinicians are being trained about the symptoms of Ebola. In this situation, Ebola could spread, which could negatively impact trade and travel.