South Kivu reports 5th Ebola case; MSF calls for expanded vaccination

A fifth Ebola case has been confirmed in South Kivu province, an area of recent spread, and health officials reported 14 new cases today, putting the overall Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) outbreak just shy of 3,000 cases.

In other developments, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) today pushed for two new steps to tackle the outbreak: integrating Ebola care into local health systems and expanding the use of the VSV-EBOV vaccine. And experts advocated for more research on Ebola and breastfeeding, given a lack of clarity that affects recommendations and the risk to babies.


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