Congo's Ebola outbreak slows but still entrenched in insecure areas - WHO

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  • Thursday, 10 Oct 2019

Michael Ryan, Executive Director at the World Health Organization (WHO) for the Health Emergencies Programme, attends a news conference on Ebola operations in Congo at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, October 10, 2019. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

GENEVA (Reuters) - The Ebola epidemic in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo has been confined to a rural area rife with militias and people on the move, making it harder to stamp out altogether, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday.

Only 14 confirmed infections were reported last week, the lowest in a year and down from 51 in mid-September and 126 in April at the peak of the outbreak, WHO figures show.

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