The World Health Organization is waiting for the DR Congo to approve the use of unlicensed drugs to rein in the deadly Ebola virus. Health workers are already testing an experimental vaccine in the current outbreak, and they say they are optimistic.
The WHO has warned of a dangerous development: babies and infants are contracting the deadly Ebola virus. A local conflict has impeded the UN health agency's attempts to quickly deal with the widening outbreak.
Over 200 people have died in the worst outbreak of Ebola on record in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the WHO said, warning that it could be six more months before efforts to contain the spread succeed.
Campaigns have kicked off in the Democratic Republic of Congo ahead of the long awaited election on December 23. President Kabila has chosen a successor and parts of the opposition have united behind a common candidate.
Community fear, attacks on health workers and armed groups are hampering a response to DRC's Ebola outbreak. A second wave of the outbreak has now developed in the eastern town of Beni near the border with Uganda.
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