Today Mike Ryan, MD, the World Health Organization (WHO) executive director of health emergencies, spotlighted recent violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and its impact on the Ebola outbreak response and issued a dire warning.

“We just want to express how alarmed we are that a lack of access and security is now preventing us from ending the outbreak,” Ryan said. “At this stage of the outbreak, one case matters, one case can reignite the outbreak, and means the virus can get ahead of us again.”

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40 dead in recent violence

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