Total DRC Ebola Cases Up To 3,043; Former Health Minister Banned From Leaving Country After Questioning
Bloomberg: Congo Probes Former Health Minister Over Use of Ebola Funds
“Immigration authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo banned the former health minister from leaving the country, days after he was interrogated over how funds were used to contain the Ebola outbreak, his lawyer said. … Ilunga was questioned last week as part of an inquiry into how Ebola response funds were spent while he was still in office, his lawyer Guy Kabeya said…” (Ssuuna/Clowes, 9/4).
CIDRAP News: Ebola case counts grow by 26, raising total to 3,043
“Over the past 4 days, 6 more Ebola cases have been confirmed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), raising the outbreak total to 3,043, including 2,035 deaths. Officials are still tracking 327 suspected cases of the viral illness. … In the latest update from the World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) African regional office, the WHO says the new ‘hot spot’ status of Kalunguta is of highly worrisome…” (Soucheray, 9/3).