Ebola One Year On - The Wins, The Setbacks, and The Way Forward

Ebola has infected over 3000 people and claimed more than 2000 lives since the first case was declared in August 2018 in the Democratic Republic of Congo. In July 2019, the World Health Organisation declared the outbreak a public health emergency. The epidemic has not yet ended 14 months on, however the rise of infections was curbed by a rapid health response and the early use of an effective vaccine to immunise those at highest risk of exposure,  write University of Glasgow's researchers Emma Thomson and Shirin Ashraf.

As part of the response to the outbreak of Ebola, the Red Cross has been working with the World Health Organization and the Ministry of Health of the Democratic Republic of the Congo to ensure safe burials to help stop the spread of the deadly disease.


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