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  • Azar, other top Trump officials to travel to DRC to assess Ebola crisis

    https://www.statnews.com/2019/09/10/...50f1-151138121

    The delegation will meet with officials of the countries and with the director-general of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, who has traveled to the outbreak zone on 10 previous occasions.

    Among the topics up for discussion will be U.S. support for the outbreak, including the deployment of government employees. A small team of CDC Ebola experts was in the region in late August of 2018, but was ordered out of the outbreak zone within days because of insecurity.

    The experts have had limited opportunities to work in the outbreak zone since. Redfield said currently the CDC is engaged in five health zones where the State Department has deemed it safe for them to work. There are also 35 CDC staff in Goma, the regional capital, located south of the outbreak zone. The response operation is headquartered at Goma.

    CDC staff have also been operating in neighboring countries, helping them prepare to respond to Ebola if they start to see cases.

    So far there have been more than 3,080 people infected in this outbreak; at least 2,070 of them have died.
    Jo Bowyer
    Chartered Physiotherapist Registered Osteopath.
    "Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing,there is a field. I'll meet you there." Rumi

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    • Over 3,000 killed by deadly virus in Democratic Republic of the Congo this year – and it’s not Ebola

      https://theconversation.com/over-3-0...%20not%20Ebola
      Jo Bowyer
      Chartered Physiotherapist Registered Osteopath.
      "Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing,there is a field. I'll meet you there." Rumi

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      • WHO signals alarm over possible unreported Ebola cases in Tanzania

        https://www.statnews.com/2019/09/21/...4bbd-151138121

        The statement relates to a Tanzanian doctor who died Sept. 8 after returning to her country from Uganda; she reportedly had Ebola-like symptoms. Several contacts of the woman became sick, though Tanzanian authorities have insisted they tested negative for Ebola.

        But the country has not shared the tests so they can be validated at an outside laboratory, as suggested under the International Health Regulations, a treaty designed to protect the world from spread of infectious diseases.

        It is highly unusual for the WHO, which normally operates through more diplomatic means, to publicly reveal that a member country is stymying an important disease investigation.
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        Jo Bowyer
        Chartered Physiotherapist Registered Osteopath.
        "Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing,there is a field. I'll meet you there." Rumi

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