Ahead of another visit to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) outbreak region, a top World Health Organization (WHO) official said today that, as Ebola cases approach 3,000, there’s a need to reflect on the numbers and change the direction of the outbreak.

At a media briefing in Geneva today, Mike Ryan, MD, the WHO’s executive director of emergency programs, said transmission levels have been substantial but stable over the past 10 weeks, but he said there are worrying extensions of the disease and responders need donor funding to bring the outbreak under control.

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