DRC Ebola Outbreak Death Toll Reaches 531; WHO Says Outbreak Persists With ‘Moderate Intensity’

Bloomberg: Ebola Death Toll in Democratic Republic of Congo Climbs to 529
“The death toll from an outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo has risen … as the deadly virus persists with ‘moderate intensity,’ according to the World Health Organization…” (Shone, 2/22).

CIDRAP News: More Ebola in DRC as nurse’s murder halts efforts in Vuhovi
“…There are now 853 cases (788 confirmed and 65 probable), including 531 deaths, and 177 cases are still under investigation…” (Soucheray, 2/21).

Xinhua News: Ebola continues to spread in DR Congo “with moderate intensity”: WHO
“…Katwa and Butembo, both located in northeastern DRC, remain major zones of health concern, while simultaneously small clusters continue to occur in various geographically dispersed locations, the WHO said…” (2/22).

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