Ebola Cases In DRC Continue To Increase, Officials Concerned About Spread To Goma

CIDRAP News: Ebola outbreak grows as DRC issues alerts in Goma
“The Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC’s) health ministry [on Wednesday] in its daily Ebola update reported five new cases and nine new deaths and added that 100 suspected cases are under investigation. Outbreak totals now stand at 505 cases, including 298 deaths. … At least one of the newly recorded deaths occurred in the community, in Katwa, an event that heightens the risk of virus spread, the DRC said. Officials also issued two health alerts about possible disease spread in Goma, the capital and largest city in North Kivu province. For weeks, officials have warned that Ebola could spread in the city…” (Soucheray, 12/12).

Additional coverage of the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is available from Becker’s Hospital Review and Reuters.