Doctor Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the director-general of the World Health Organization, WHO, disclosed on Sunday that he believed a swift end could be put to the deadly outbreak of the dreaded Ebola virus in the northwestern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Assuring the general public that the virus has been successfully contained, Doctor Tedros said: “I am cautiously optimistic that we shall be able to bring it to an end soon.”
His comments come after the WHO and NGOs since May 21 began helping the Democratic Republic of Congo immunise front-line workers with a vaccine that has shown to be highly effective in trials, though it still awaits regulatory approval.
A total of 1,369 people have received the experimental vaccine since May 21, the ministry said last Wednesday. The virus has claimed the lives of approximately 30 people since the outbreak started few weeks ago.
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