The World Health Organization (WHO) will shortly convene its Emergency Committee on International Health Regulations (IHR) on Ebola Virus Disease in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). These experts will need to re-determine whether this persistent epidemic should be declared a global emergency after confirmation of a case in Goma.

Nearly a year after the start of the Ebola epidemic in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the number of new cases has reached alarming levels, warned the United Nations.

The World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs ( OCHA ) held a high-level meeting in Geneva Monday to take stock of the coordinated response to Ebola and mobilize more support the efforts of the Congolese government to overcome this deadly disease.

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Since August 2018, more than 1,650 people have died from the virus, and about 12 new cases are reported each day.

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