Global & Disaster Medicine

DRC: A hospital attack in Butembo took the life of a World Health Organization (WHO) epidemiologist deployed to the outbreak region.

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  • 1,340 cases of EBV, of which 1,274 are confirmed.
  • The number of deaths rose to 874.

“…….WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, PhD, tweeted the same day about the most recent attack.

“Appalled by another attack on health workers saving lives in DRC. The violence not only disrupts vital Ebola outbreak response but also creates risk of disease spread. Latest attack was 24 hours after Butembo and @WHO colleague’s death,” he said…..”

 


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