By James Gallagher
The world is entering “a new phase” where large outbreaks of deadly diseases like Ebola are a “new normal”, the World Health Organization warns.
Previous Ebola outbreaks affected relatively small numbers of people. But the Democratic Republic of Congo is dealing with the second ever largest outbreak, just three years after the world’s largest outbreak ended.
The WHO said countries and other bodies needed to focus on preparing for new deadly epidemics.
There have been 2,025 cases of Ebola and 1,357 deaths from the virus during the outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo.