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Says WHO

Democratic Republic of Congo Is Ebola-Free

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is Ebola-free says the World Health Organization (WHO). Credit goes to the country’s leadership and coordination efforts to monitor the disease says the WHO. The news is not all positive, however. The country of Mali has six reported cases and Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, the epicenter of the epidemic, is home to the vast majority of more than 15,000 cases. Countries are stepping up with funds to combat the disease. France is giving more than $40 million to set up Ebola treatment centers in Guinea and the U.N. launched a $1 billion campaign to fight Ebola. While “infection rates are increasing exponentially,” according to U.N. Under-Secretary General Kandeh Yumkella, he is “cautiously optimistic” that the disease will be brought under control.

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