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WHO rings alarm as Ebola cases near 100 in DR Congo

Christian Fernsby ▼ | August 21, 2020
The Ebola virus has so far affected some 92 people in Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) Equateur province, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Thursday.
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In a recent update on the 11th Ebola outbreak in Mbandaka, Equateu, WHO Africa announced that 96 cases, 92 confirmed and four probable, were recorded as of Aug. 19, with 42 deaths and 37 recoveries.

Topics: Ebola Congo

In its Health Emergencies Bulletin earlier this week, WHO Africa said Ebola in the country’s Equateur province continues to be of grave concern, given its continuing rise and geographical spread.

The outbreak is further complicated by the coronavirus pandemic, a long-standing measles outbreak, and a complex humanitarian crisis in the country.