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Number Of DRC Ebola Cases Nears 1,000

Agence France-Presse: Ebola death confirmed in eastern DR Congo provincial capital
“A six-month-old baby in the eastern DR Congo city of Bunia has died of Ebola, becoming the first fatality of the disease in a provincial capital, the heath ministry said Thursday…” (3/21).

CIDRAP News: Ebola total approaches 1,000 as cases reappear in Beni
“Continuing a recent surge in new Ebola cases, the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC’s) health ministry reported 11 more cases [Thursday], including two in Beni, an area that had been an epicenter earlier in the outbreak, bringing the outbreak total to 991 cases…” (Schnirring, 3/21).

The Economist: Why are Ebola clinics in Congo being attacked?
“…[Ebola’s] emergence in what is in effect a war zone makes it hard to contain. Health workers are often unable to isolate the infected, or to vaccinate everyone who has touched them. Some villages are deemed too dangerous for vaccinators to visit…” (3/21).