Violence, Mistrust Continue To Hamper Ebola Outbreak Response In DRC, With Experts Warning Of Potential Escalation

CIDRAP News: DRC warns of new Ebola wave after latest violence
“Spasms of insecurity and violence continued to rock Ebola hot spots in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) outbreak region over the weekend, temporarily halting response activities in Butembo, as the number of new cases reported in recent days grew by 43…” (Schnirring, 5/6).

STAT: ‘On a knife edge’: Ebola outbreak threatens to escalate as violence rises
“…STAT spoke to a number of experts involved with or closely monitoring the situation to try to get a sense of where the outbreak in northeastern DRC is heading. Each one agreed: A disaster is unfolding…” (Branswell, 5/7).

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