Thursday, July 18, 2019

Ebola outbreak in Congo gets a declaration as a world emergency by WHO; what about vaccinating travelers?



The Ebola outbreak in the Congo has been declared as a world health emergency, as in the NBC News story. 
  
  
There is concern that infected but unvaccinated persons could spread it quickly by air.
  
The latest information by WHO on vaccination for people traveling to Africa is here.  I would be concerned about volunteers or students or professionals going to other countries and not getting the vaccine yet. It doesn’t seem to happen and it needs to.

The CDC has issued an alert for North Kivu in the Republic of the Congo, link here

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