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UN Names David Gressly to Tackle DRC Ebola Outbreak

The UN named a pointman on Thursday to coordinate the global response to the devastating Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo, as it ramps up efforts to contain the outbreak. David Gressly, currently serving as the UN's deputy special representative in DRC, will take charge of the anti-Ebola effort, the World Health Organization said in a statement. The outbreak declared in eastern DRC last August has killed more than 1,200 people in two provinces — Ituri and North...

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