A senior health expert calls the latest outbreak of the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo “truly frightening”. The disease has spread to Uganda, where a five-year-old boy has died.
The UN's public health agency has warned that the possibility of the outbreak spreading across the region "remains very high." Health organizations have struggled to contain the outbreak in the conflict-stricken country.
A first case of Ebola arriving in Goma, Congo's eastern border hub, amounts to a potential "game-changer," warns the World Health Organization. It's called an appraisal meeting in Geneva while urging calm in Goma.
The Democratic Republic of Congo has reported its first case of Ebola in the eastern city of Goma. The presence of the virus has raised concerns of an outbreak in the densely populated area along the Rwandan border.
Over 2,230 people have been infected with Ebola and at least 1,510 have died over the past year. "We know how to address the crisis," says German church-based NGO Difaem, "but the unrest is making this impossible."
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