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The World Health Organization (WHO) today announced that it has temporarily suspended vaccination against Ebola in Butembo, in the North-West Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), following recent armed attacks on centers
WHO has suspended several activities in Butembo in assessing safety conditions, including vaccination, follow-up of people who have been in contact with patients and measures to raise public awareness in different societies, WHO said. a spokesman for the WHO, Tarik Jaserevic
In the most serious attacks on that town, an epidemiologist who had been sent by the WHO died to this site to support the control of the current epidemic of Ebola
According to the same source, however, the organization decided to hold Ebola's response center and ambulances in operation, as well as all related activities.
Butembo is one of the leading centers of disease transmission, which has affected the Congolese provinces of North Kivu and Ituri since August.
WHO assesses what additional measures it should take to ensure the safety of everyone participating in the Ebola treatment center, including patients, health care professionals and WHO staff sent to the country.
This outbreak of Ebola is the most serious in DR Congo history, with 1