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‘US Experts Not Needed to Fight Ebola Outbreak in DRC’: WHO

Health workers embrace whilst putting on their personal protective equipment before heading into the red zone at a newly build MSF (Doctors Without Borders) supported ebola treatment centre (ETC) on November 7, 2018 in Bunia, Democratic Republic of the Congo. – The death toll from an Ebola outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has risen to more than 200, the health ministry said on November 10, 2018. (Photo by John WESSELS / AFP)

 

He noted the US and many other developed countries have security guidelines that prevent deployments of experts in conflict zones like the Ebola-hit area of eastern DRC.

Rebel groups there have complicated efforts to battle what is now the world’s second-deadliest Ebola outbreak.

Tedros told reporters on Monday in Geneva: “We can mobilise from other parts, from those institutions who don’t have very strict security provisions like that. We can cover it.”

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