Congo Ebola death toll to hit 1,000, new vaccine planned -WHO

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By Stephanie Nebehay

Congo’s Ebola epidemic is expected to continue spreading though the country’s east, where it has killed 1,000 since August and sparked mistrust and frequent attacks on medical centres, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday.

The WHO plans to expand vaccination in that part of Democratic Republic of Congo in coming weeks once a new treatment by Johnson & Johnson is approved. It is already using another experimental vaccine made by Merck .

Michael Ryan, executive director of WHO’s Health...


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Congo Ebola death toll to hit 1,000, new vaccine planned -WHO


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