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Latest Ebola outbreak claims 1,965 lives in DR Congo: WHO

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By ITN News Editor August 24, 2019 13:43

Latest Ebola outbreak claims 1,965 lives in DR Congo: WHO

The latest Ebola outbreak which started last August has killed 1,965 people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Michael Ryan, executive director of the WHO Health Emergencies Program, told reporters at a press briefing in Switzerland’s Geneva that the situation remains serious, but said he hopes the high number of weekly cases will continue to drop. Ryan added there has been substantial progress in the DR Congo’s ability cope with the outbreak, but he admitted that some misinformation spread through social media channels has misled many local people, while the complex conditions in the affected areas have made it more difficult to control the disease.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor August 24, 2019 13:43