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Congo’s fight against Ebola stalls after epidemiologist is shot dead

BMJ 2019; 365 doi: (Published 26 April 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;365:l1936
  1. Joanne Silberner
  1. The BMJ

The World Health Organization has halted some of its activities in areas of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) affected by the Ebola virus until it can ensure the safety of medical staff and others responding to the outbreak.

It said that it was working with the DRC government to review and strengthen security measures, including establishing security perimeters around staff residences and ensuring that staff comply with curfews.

The moves follow the killing on 19 April of Richard Valery Mouzoko Kiboung, …

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