Security problems have eased a bit into an “unpredictable calm,” as the outbreak continues to intensify, the World Health Organization (WHO) said today, as Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) health officials reported 21 more cases.

In other developments today, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)—a group that plays a key role in safe and dignified burials—said urgent help is needed from the international community before the outbreak escalates further.

And a study on the blood of Ebola survivors detailed how antibodies continue to evolve, months after hospitalization, findings that could help fine-tune vaccines and treatments.

New cases lift outbreak total 1,760

Credit: CDC

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See also:

May 16 WHO Ebola update

May 16 DRC update

May 16 IFRC press release

May 16 Cell abstract

May 16 Emory press release