Ebola Outbreak In Congo ‘Unforgiving,’ WHO Says

Agence France-Presse: Approximately 300 dead as DR Congo battles Ebola outbreak
“The Ebola outbreak in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo has claimed roughly 300 lives. ‘There were 303 deaths (255 confirmed and 48 almost certainly) and 179 cured,’ according to the statement from the ministry of health. … FRANCE 24’s Clément Bonnerot reports [in this video]…” (12/15).

CIDRAP News: Six more cases reported in DRC Ebola outbreak
“In a snapshot of the latest patterns in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC’s) Ebola outbreak [Thursday], the World Health Organization (WHO) said conditions are ‘unforgiving,’ with community resistance and conflict hampering the response and poor infection prevention and control practices in certain health facilities amplifying disease spread. [Friday] the DRC’s health ministry reported six more cases, including three from Dec. 12 in patients whose lab results were released late in the day…” (Schnirring, 12/14).

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