The New York Times reported this weekend that Ebola continues to spread, news that we should all follow, and be prepared to respond to in case it jumps to the U.S., which possibly could force a community to activate its POD network. The Times reported that the risk of Ebola escaping from the Democratic Republic of Congo is now “very high,” and the outbreak already is nearing Uganda, the World Health Organization said on Thursday.
The W.H.O. raised its official alert level because of violence by local militias, which has slowed efforts to contain the outbreak, and population movements in eastern Congo, where the latest outbreak erupted in August.
But the risk of Ebola spreading globally remains low, the agency said.