Ebola, DR Congo

The World Health Organization (WHO) warned that the latest Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo could spread quickly across the northeast of the country and beyond due to attacks by armed rebel groups and local resistance to vaccination in the area where the disease has already spread.

The U.N. agency says this “perfect storm” of conditions could mean the hemorrhagic fever could go on to kill far more than the 100 people who have already died in the outbreak, out of about 150 reported cases.

The WHO has been forced to suspend its operations in one city due to a rebel attack that killed 21 people and caused the community to shut down in mourning.


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