Ebola Spreads Into Region Of DRC With High Security Risks, WHO Says; Survivors Helping Care For Patients, Orphans

Al Jazeera: Ebola survivors fight disease as DR Congo outbreak rages on
“Dozens of Congolese Ebola survivors are dispelling rumors and caring for patients and lone children in the world’s second-deadliest outbreak, health workers said on Thursday…” (1/24).

CIDRAP News: Ebola infects 3 more in DRC; virus evidence found in West Africa bat
“Three more people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) were confirmed as having Ebola in the country’s ongoing outbreak, and in a related development, researchers from Liberia and the United States [Thursday] reported genetic evidence of the Ebola outbreak virus in a bat in Liberia, the first such detection in West Africa…” (Schnirring, 1/24).

Reuters: Ebola spreads to high-risk area of Congo: WHO
“Democratic Republic of Congo’s Ebola outbreak has spread southwards into an area with high security risks, the World Health Organization said. … [T]he outbreak in a region of Congo with frequent fighting makes it hard for health workers to move around and monitor potential sufferers and to spread messages about how to avoid becoming sick…” (Miles/Nebehay, 1/25).

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