ILLEGAL ALIENS FROM EBOLA COUNTRIES CAUGHT CROSSING US BORDER: CDC Director Warns Ebola Virus to Go International; Vaccine Running out

Saturday, June 8, 2019
By Paul Martin
07 JUNE 2019

Leaders from the World Health Organization (WHO) said the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is not retreating and countries must prepare for the outbreak to go global!

“At any point it could flare up within a zone,” said Mike Ryan, MD, a WHO assistant director-general. Ryan, citing information contained in yesterday’s WHO Ebola situation report, said there are some encouraging signs, including lower transmission rates in known hot spots and more surveillance.

“Surveillance has intensified to 1,300 alerts per day, of which between 200 and 300 are validated and tested,” Ryan said. “The number of contacts being followed is 15,000.”

Ryan said the outbreak’s reproduction rate is 1.04, meaning that every Ebola case begets one additional case. That means transmission is flat, not increasing, but also not decreasing significantly.

As many as 25% of cases missed
Throughout the press conference, Ryan called the outbreak complex. In addition to the security challenges in the region, he said certain health-seeking behavior and community death practices have contributed to the outbreak’s longevity.

About 20% of Ebola case-patients first seek healthcare in a health zone far away from where they live, which makes it hard to make connections between transmission chains. Additionally, several deaths are still occurring in the community. Each community death, Ryan said, raises the risk of further disease spread.

Ryan also said the WHO estimates it is detecting 75% of cases, with as many as 25% missed or being picked up “too late.”

He also responded to recent criticism from various non-governmental organizations that the WHO needs to “reset” the outbreak response.

“This is not an iPhone. We don’t just hit a reset button,” Ryan said. “We get to adapt… and make the response the best we can make it.”

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