In the DR Congo, the military has to protect Ebola health workers after attacks on treatment centers. The violence is defying efforts to curb the spread of the virus. About 1,600 people have been infected with the virus since mid-last year.
The daily number of new Ebola cases has tripled in recent months, according to aid organizations. Local distrust and armed groups have hampered a response to the world's second-largest Ebola epidemic.
The WHO has not declared the current outbreak an international emergency. But neighboring countries considered at risk have upped their preventative measures after the virus spread to Uganda earlier this week.
As Ebola health workers in DR Congo battle mistrust and attacks on hospitals, the number of deaths has exceeded 1,000. WHO emergencies chief Mike Ryan said its vaccination program will be expanded with a new vaccine.
International aid organizations are warning that the Ebola outbreak in DR Congo could worsen in the face of instability, public distrust and a critical shortfall in funds to contain the deadly virus.
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