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6th August - The Hindu Editorial - Part-3(in Hindi)
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  1. Citizenship and compassion Anatomy of an outbreak RSS Anatomy of an outbreak How Congo learnt from the 2014 Ebola crisis and is dealing with the situation this year S. UBHODEEP

  2. The Ebola virus returned to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) just days after the World Health Organisation (WHO) announced, on July 24, that the Ebola outbreak had ended there. The detection of the virus is an indicator of the proper functioning of the surveillance system," UBHODEEP


  4. Contrast in responses Hours after the outbreak was declared on May 8, WHO released $1 million from its Contingency Fund for Emergencies Its multidisciplinary team began an active search for cases and people who had come in contact with those who were infected. In 2014, when Ebola had struck three West African countries (Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone), these measures were delayed and were responsible for the spread and high mortality UBHODEEP

  5. But despite the pro-active measures this time, 14 laboratory-confirmed cases were reported about 10 days after the outbreak was declared. Most were in remote, hard-to-reach areas, which made it a challenge in terms of surveillance, case detection and confirmation, contact tracing, and access to vaccines and therapeutics In the 2014 West African epidemic, WHO's Emergency Committee convened only after some 1,000 people had died. This time around, it convened 10 days after the outbreak was declared on May 8. UBHODEEP

  6. But despite the heightened global risk, the committee has not viewed it to be a 'Public Health Emergency of International Concern, There are two main reasons for this. The first is the "rapid and comprehensive" response by the government, WHO and other partners. Secnd - the availability of VSV-EBOV, an investigational vaccine, developed by Canada's National Microbiology Laboratory In this outbreak, there are several firsts. On May 9, a day after Congo declared an outbreak, WHO and the Ministry of Health set up a specialised cold chain to store the vaccine in the provincial capital Mbandaka. And on May 14, the first batch of more than 4,000 doses of vaccine was on its way to Congo." UBHODEEP

  7. OPED 13 e problem at the WTO Off the record and the breach of trist The problem at the WTO = The time has come for the developing world to have a greater say S. UBHODEEP


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