DRC Ebola Outbreak Continues To Grow; Aid Groups Work To Refine Prevention, Treatment Strategies

CIDRAP News: Health worker among 7 new DRC Ebola patients
“The health ministry of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) said a health worker in Musienene is one of seven new Ebola patients added to the outbreak [Thursday]. … The health care worker in Musienene brings the total number of health workers infected during the outbreak to 82 (7.4% of all confirmed or probable cases), and 29 of them have died, the DRC said…” (Soucheray, 4/4).

Deutsche Welle: Aid groups struggle to fight Ebola virus in Congo
“The Democratic Republic of the Congo is going through its worst ever Ebola epidemic and there appears to be no end in sight. … ‘I wouldn’t say the situation is completely out of control,’ Sevim Tuglaci from Doctors Without Borders (MSF) told DW, ‘but we need to rethink and change our strategy.’ In addition to armed conflict in North Kivu province, one of the main problems for aid workers fighting the epidemic is that members of the local population often do not trust them…” (Schwikowski, 4/4).