The death toll from an outbreak of the Ebola virus in the Congo has hit 26 with fears it could spread to neighboring countries.
The country’s government has agreed to increase emergency-response funding to over $4 million, AP reported. Ebola victims are being provided with free health care. Some 4,000 vaccines were ordered Saturday – but officials may struggle to keep them cold enough to remain effective.
An emergency committee convened by the World Health Organization met but decided the situation didn’t yet merit being classed as a public health emergency and stopped short of calling for travel restrictions. However, WHO warned that nine neighboring countries are at a high risk of being affected.