A call for urgent international action to fight the Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The African Union’s Friday appeal follows the World Health Organization’s statement on the country’s emergency epidemic.
“This means that the epidemic is serious, unusual, unexpected, spreading and has public health implications beyond the national borders of the affected state and requires international action.” said John Nkengasong, Director, CDC Africa, African Union Commission.
At a press conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the director of the African Center for Disease Control of the African Union said he would activate the voluntary deployment of his teams.
“The African CDC will activate the deployment of the African volunteer body” Herald “. As you may recall, this group of people was trained and used effectively by the African Union during the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. “Game changer” to define how much, how fast we ended this answer. ” He added.
So far, 2,522 Ebola cases have been confirmed and 1,705 deaths recorded as of July 18 in that country, the AU said.