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Experts from US to rush to Congo as Ebola outbreak spreads to main city

WHO said it had received permission from the DRC to import and use an experimental Ebola vaccine in the country


Ebola experts from the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention are ready to go to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) where an Ebola outbreak has spread to a major African city, increasing the risk of a global outbreak. The CDC, which played a major role in responding to the 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa, already has experts in a field office in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, who are working with the health ministry there, CDC spokesman Tom Skinner said. The World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Friday that the DRC faced a ...

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First Published: Sat, May 19 2018. 22:57 IST