August 31, 2018 / 3:36 PM / 8 months ago

Ebola control measures seem to be working in Congo, WHO says

GENEVA, Aug 31 (Reuters) - Efforts to halt an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in Democratic Republic of Congo appear to be working, although the data needs to be interpreted with caution and there are still substantial risks, the World Health Organization said on Friday.

“Recent trends suggest that control measures are working,” a WHO statement said, citing improving figures for tracing patients’ contacts, rapid treatment of Ebola patients with therapeutic drugs, and vaccinations of people at risk. (Reporting by Tom Miles Editing by Gareth Jones)

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