DRC Ebola Outbreak Hits 1-Year Mark With Surge In Confirmed Cases

CIDRAP News: DRC sees cases surge as Ebola outbreak hits 1-year mark
“This week, the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC’s) North Kivu and Ituri provinces will hit the 1-year anniversary of its start, but a surge of cases over the weekend gives little hope the outbreak is close to contained. Since the end of last week, the DRC has recorded 41 more cases of the deadly virus, including 12 cases confirmed [Monday]. According to the World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) online Ebola dashboard, the outbreak total now stands at 2,671 cases. The dashboard also recorded a total of 1,782 deaths, an increase in 20 fatalities over the weekend…” (Soucheray, 7/29).

Additional coverage of the DRC Ebola outbreak and response is available from VOA News and Xinhua News.