Congo's Ebola outbreak to worsen without stepped-up response: WHO committee

GENEVA (Reuters) - The Ebola situation in Democratic Republic of Congo is likely to worsen significantly unless the response to the outbreak is stepped up, a World Health Organization emergency committee said on Wednesday. However, the outbreak does not yet constitute a public health emergency of international concern, it said.

Reuters October 18, 2018 00:09:07 IST
Congo's Ebola outbreak to worsen without stepped-up response: WHO committee

Congos Ebola outbreak to worsen without steppedup response WHO committee

GENEVA (Reuters) - The Ebola situation in Democratic Republic of Congo is likely to worsen significantly unless the response to the outbreak is stepped up, a World Health Organization emergency committee said on Wednesday.

However, the outbreak does not yet constitute a public health emergency of international concern, it said.

"We do have some optimism that this outbreak will be brought under control in a reasonable time," committee chairman Robert Steffen told a news conference at WHO headquarters in Geneva.

(Reporting by Tom Miles; editing by John Stonestreet)

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