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"Ebola is a reality, not a chimera," Gressly says, urging cooperation with response efforts.
Four times as many children died from Ebola in the past 6 months compared with the previous 6 months.
"This outbreak is one with unprecedented challenges." the WHO's Moeti says.
With 41 new cases in recent days, the outbreak has grown to 2,671 infections, including 1,782 fatalities.
Also, a high-level meeting was held in Geneva today to assess the latest developments and build donor support.
Merck's rVSV-ZEBOV is the only vaccine that will be used during the ever-growing outbreak in North Kivu and Ituri provinces.
The grandmother of the 5-year-old boy identified in Uganda has also died, and the family cluster is at 8 cases.
"An enhanced UN-wide response is required. . . . We have no time to lose," says David Gressly.
The outbreak has reached 1,495 cases and 984 deaths, including 406 cases and 308 deaths in April.
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