It might take 2 more years to contain Congo Ebola outbreak, WHO official says

(CNN)In a “worst-case scenario,” the current Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo may take up to two years to end, a World Health Organization official said Thursday. North Kivu and neighboring Ituri province remain the epicenter of the outbreak. The two provinces are among the most populated in the nation and border Uganda, Rwanda and South Sudan. Not all Ebola cases detected by health workers Ryan said “we’re probably detecting in excess of 75% of cases — we may be missing up to a quarter of cases.” A week ago, 20,000 patient contacts required follow-up; On Wednesday, that number dropped to 15,000, he said. More than a fifth of cases seek health care in a different health zone …