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Ebola reaches major city in eastern Congo

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DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The second-largest Ebola outbreak in history has spread to a major city in eastern Congo, as health experts worry whether the stock of an experimental vaccine will stand up to the demands of an epidemic with no end in sight.

Butembo, with more than 1 million residents, is now reporting cases of the deadly hemorrhagic fever. That complicates Ebola containment work already challenged by rebel attacks elsewhere that have made tracking the virus almost impossible in some isolated villages.

Full report: https://apnews.com/86fd89fa73594ed0aa098c6c5a063300

This Ebola outbreak is like no other, with deadly attacks by rebel groups forcing containment work to pause for days at a time. Some wary locals have resisted vaccinations or safe burials of Ebola victims as health workers battle misinformation in a region that has never encountered the virus before.

A “fringe population” has regularly destroyed medical equipment and attacked workers, Health Minister Dr. Oly Ilunga Kalenga told reporters on Wednesday.

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oldrover

I was aware that conflict had stopped medical work, but not that was the widest outbreak yet. 

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Podo
On 12/8/2018 at 5:18 AM, Eldorado said:

A “fringe population” has regularly destroyed medical equipment and attacked workers, Health Minister Dr. Oly Ilunga Kalenga told reporters on Wednesday.

Absolute barbarism :(

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DodgyDaoist
9 hours ago, Podo said:

Absolute barbarism :(

Its a conflict zone, this sort of thing happens, one group destroying medical supplies to another group they consider enemies so as to ensure more casualties.

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Podo
On 12/11/2018 at 11:29 PM, DodgyDaoist said:

Its a conflict zone, this sort of thing happens, one group destroying medical supplies to another group they consider enemies so as to ensure more casualties.

Yes I am aware, but it's still sad.

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