UN: Spike in violence may jeopardize ending Ebola in Congo

The World Health Organization on Friday noted “a very dangerous and alarming development” in efforts to end the Ebola outbreak…

The World Health Organization on Friday noted “a very dangerous and alarming development” in efforts to end the Ebola outbreak in eastern Congo, warning that the eruption of violence may re-ignite the epidemic.

Dr. Mike Ryan, who directs the U.N. health agency’s Ebola response, said there were only seven new cases last week. But he told reporters the near doubling of “security incidents” is jeopardizing attempts to end the second-worst Ebola outbreak in history.

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