Ebola Case Detected In Northeastern DRC City; Experts Say Progress Made But Warn Outbreak Could Spread Further
Associated Press: Eastern Congo has new Ebola case in city of 1.4 million
“Congo health officials say that a case of Ebola has been discovered in Butembo, a city … in the country’s northeast…” (Maliro, 9/5).
HuffPost: World Health Organization: After Ebola Death In City, ‘No One Should Be Sleeping Well Tonight’
“…This first urban death, combined with ongoing violence in the northeastern outbreak area in DRC and some community resistance, is worrying experts that the slowing outbreak could still escalate…” (Weber, 9/5).
Reuters: Congo records first Ebola death in major eastern trade hub
“…Health officials say they have made progress slowing the virus’s spread with experimental vaccines and treatments. But they cannot be sure the situation is under control due to difficulties accessing some areas…” (Mahamba et al., 9/5).
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