The Latest: Ebola vaccinations to begin Sunday in DRC

2018-05-19 07:43
World Health Organisation (WHO) chairperson of the Emergency Committee on Ebola Robert Steffen speaks during a press conference following an International Health Regulations Emergency Committee on an Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of the Congo at the United Nations Office in Geneva.

World Health Organisation (WHO) chairperson of the Emergency Committee on Ebola Robert Steffen speaks during a press conference following an International Health Regulations Emergency Committee on an Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of the Congo at the United Nations Office in Geneva.

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The World Health Organisation says vaccinations are planned to begin on Sunday in the Ebola outbreak in Democratic republic of Congo.

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus is speaking to reporters after an experts' meeting to determine whether the epidemic warrants being declared a global health emergency.

DRC's latest Ebola outbreak now has 14 confirmed cases as health officials rush to contain the often deadly virus in a city of more than 1 million.

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