Taking Action to End the Ebola Outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo

 

The Ebola epidemic in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo is still not under control—14 months after the outbreak was declared in August 2018.

In this video, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) deputy medical director Northan Hurtado reports that the number of new cases of Ebola has decreased in recent weeks.

While this is good news, he warns that “we have to remain vigilant” to finish the job. Hurtado identifies three main actions helping to contain the outbreak: vaccination, the use of new therapeutic drugs, and comprehensive care for people affected by Ebola as well as other diseases.