Africa: Ebola in the DRC – Expert Sets Out Critical Lessons Learnt in Liberia

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Ebola in the Democratic Republic Congo (DRC) has now spread to urban areas. The Conversation Africa’s Moina Spooner spoke to Mosoka Fallah who was head of case detection during Liberia’s ebola outbreak in 2014 and 2015 about his experience, and what lessons that experience offers.

What can you tell us about the spread of Ebola in the DRC?

The situation is very serious. So far there have been 458 cases, including 271 deaths, in two of the country’s provinces. This could get much worse. In Liberia’s case, over two years, 4810 people lost their lives to ebola.

I think it could be a matter of days before DRC’s epidemic spreads to more urban centres or spills over into neighbouring countries. Read more