In a pair of major Ebola developments today, an emergency committee for the World Health Organization (WHO) recommended extending the public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC) for the ongoing outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and European drug regulators conditionally approved Merck’s VSV-EBOV vaccine.

Meanwhile, three new Ebola infections were confirmed in the DRC today, raising the outbreak total to 3,233, according to the WHO’s online Ebola dashboard.

PHEIC continuation reflects ongoing insecurity worries

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