DRC Ebola Death Toll Rises To 459; Violence Continues To Hinder Response Efforts

Agence France-Presse: Ebola death toll surges in DR Congo
“The number of people killed in an Ebola outbreak in eastern DR Congo has risen to [459], health authorities have announced, as new President Felix Tshisekedi began his first full day in office on Friday. The rising death toll … emphasizes the challenge of controlling the epidemic in the strife-torn east and is just one of a host of complex issues facing Tshisekedi…” (1/25).

PBS NewsHour: Ebola patients stranded by violence in Democratic Republic of Congo
“…On Friday, the World Health Organization released a new report showing that the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo is growing. Stacey Mearns, the Ebola response program director for the International Rescue Committee joins us now via Skype from the Democratic Republic of Congo…” (Sreenivasan, 1/27).