[Ed. – They continue to resist putting a “trigger” label on the outbreak, but reporting of it has quietly moved into more-reputable media precincts. It’s always interesting to watch that identifiable process. As for the disease itself, a key problem in D.R.-Congo seems to be identifying the people who will need a vaccine after high-danger contact with an infected person (including corpses).]
Experts at an emergency meeting on the recent escalation of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo have stopped short of declaring a global health crisis, but expressed grave concern over the regional threat posed by the rising number of cases.
More than eight months into the epidemic, which has killed 751 people, agencies warned the disease is still not under control. The response to the outbreak has been complicated by conflict, political instability, and distrust of Ebola services.
Since the epidemic began in August, 1,206 cases have been recorded. More than 150 of these have occurred over the past fortnight.