Ebola Cases Exceed 1,000 After Natives Chase Off Medics

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Death toll, 629, is the world’s second-worst Ebola outbreak ever.

March 25, 2019

Reuters – Health workers have been better prepared for this latest epidemic of Ebola, the hemorrhagic fever which causes severe vomiting, diarrhea and bleeding, and kills more than half those it infects.

But public mistrust and rampant insecurity in the parts of the Congo where Ebola has struck have hampered the response, complicating the fight against it.

Five Ebola centers have been attacked since last month, sometimes by armed assailants. The violence led French medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres to suspend its activities at the epicenter of the outbreak last month.

As a result, it is now the second deadliest Ebola outbreak in history. Read more. 

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