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Congo Confirms New Ebola Cases, Blames Resistance To Control Efforts

Reuters: Five new Ebola cases confirmed in eastern Congo: health ministry
“The Congolese health ministry on Saturday reported a further five confirmed cases of Ebola in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, blaming the higher-than-normal daily increase on community resistance to disease response efforts. The current epidemic in Congo’s North Kivu and Ituri provinces has seen 140 confirmed cases since July, 108 of whom have died, according to the ministry’s daily bulletin, which has been reporting an average of one to two new confirmed cases per day in recent weeks…” (Paravicini et al., 10/6).

Additional coverage of the DRC’s Ebola outbreak and response is available from the Associated Press, The Guardian, NPR, and VOA News.

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