In its weekly detailed analysis of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) Ebola outbreak, the World Health Organization (WHO) said another week of low case numbers is promising, but it worries that the remaining hot spots are in insecure areas that could seed new infections to other health zones where transmission has ended.

In other developments, the DRC confirmed 3 new cases today, putting the overall outbreak total at 3,227, according to the WHO’s online Ebola dashboard.

The guarded optimism paired with worries about conditions in current hot spots comes just days before the fifth meeting of the WHO’s Ebola emergency committee. On Oct 18 the group will meet to discuss the latest developments and whether the situation still warrants a public health emergency of international concern under the International Health Regulations.

High risk of resurgence

Credit: CDC

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