Saturday, September 29, 2007

Trying to Control Ebola Outbreak in the Congo

I mentioned the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in class and I found this updated article on the WHO website. The Center for Disease Control and the National Public Health Agency of Canada have set up labs in affected areas, and teams are currently focusing on analyzing the outbreak. So far, there have been 17 cases. Luckily, they are able to use radio to communicate with the citizens to explain important precautions as well as try to assuage the fear. To control any sort of outbreak, especially of a virus this contagious and dangerous, rapid and effective communication is essential. I hope they are able to prevent further cases!


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