2nd Ebola Case Confirmed In DRC City Of Goma, On Border With Rwanda, Health Officials Say

Associated Press: 2nd confirmed Ebola case in Congo’s city of Goma dies
“The man who became the second confirmed Ebola case in Congo’s major crossroads city of Goma has died, officials said Wednesday, adding that he may never have known he had the virus. The second case renewed fears in the bustling city on the Rwandan border that has an international airport, and it complicated efforts to contain a yearlong outbreak already challenged by rebel attacks and community mistrust…” (Mwanamilongo, 7/31).

The Hill: Ebola crisis anniversary sparks concerns of long-term threat
“Public health officials are worried that the year-old Ebola epidemic is spiraling out of control, and that the international response lacks either the urgency or funding to contain rampant transmission. Thursday marks a year since the latest outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, which began with the death of a 65-year-old woman in a remote province. In the intervening months, the virus has since spread across an international border … and to the city of Goma, the regional capital…” (Wilson, 7/31).

Additional coverage of the DRC Ebola outbreak and response is available from Agence France-Presse, Associated Press, BBC News, Deutsche Welle, Reuters, U.N. News, VOA News, and Xinhua News (2).

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