Number Of Deaths In DRC Ebola Outbreak Pass 1K; WHO Warns Of Continued Viral Transmission Amid Violence, Mistrust

Deutsche Welle: DR Congo: Ebola deaths in latest outbreak pass 1,000
“The number of deaths in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s most recent outbreak exceeded 1,000 on Friday, the Congolese Health Ministry said. The outbreak that was declared in eastern Congo in August is already the second deadliest in history, and efforts to control it have been complicated by attacks on hospitals and Ebola treatment centers and deep community mistrust. ‘Every time we have managed to regain control over the virus and contain its spread, we have suffered major, major security events,’ said Mike Ryan, the World Health Organization (WHO) emergencies chief. ‘We are anticipating a scenario of continued intense transmission [of the disease]’…” (5/3).

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