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Ebola outbreak spreads in DRC

15 August 2018 2:04 PM
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African Correspondent Crystal Orderson says the Ebola outbreak is very concerning as it has spread in parts that have rebelled.

Health Authorities have confirmed that 41 people have died in the latest Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

Speaking to Clement Manyathela on The Midday Report Africa correspondent Crystal Orderson says it is, in fact, a crisis and the World Health Organisation (WHO) says they are very worried.

READ:WHO reports 3 Ebola deaths in DRC

What is different compared to your other outbreaks is the location, it is in the northeast of Kibu and it has now spread to Tshimbulu and this where the epicentre where more than 100 rebel groups and they are armed rebel groups and they have been fighting.

Crystal Orderson, Africa correspondent

She adds that because of where this outbreak is, it makes it difficult for healthcare workers to get to the area.

Listen below to the full interview...


15 August 2018 2:04 PM
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