DRC Ebola Epidemic Worst In Country, With More Than 330 Confirmed, Probable Cases

CIDRAP News: DRC Ebola cases climb to 334 amid fresh violence in Beni
“Over the weekend and through [Monday], the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) noted 15 new Ebola cases, amid a report of another violent attack in Beni, the outbreak’s epicenter. In other developments, plans are taking shape to test experimental Ebola treatments in clinical trials, and the United Kingdom is sending teams to assist with lab analysis and clinical trials. … The total [Monday] stands at 334 cases, which includes 296 confirmed and 38 probable cases. Eight more deaths were reported over the past three days, lifting the fatality count to 206…” (Schnirring, 11/12).

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