COM­MU­NITY FEARS GROW AS CONGO EBOLA DEATH TOLL CLIMBS

Daily Sabah (Turkey) - - International -

Hu­man­i­tar­ian work­ers are strug­gling to calm com­mu­nity fears in the strife-torn east­ern Demo­cratic Repub­lic of Congo, where 125 peo­ple have died of Ebola, and cases of the virus are spread­ing fast. The World Health Or­ga­ni­za­tion said Fri­day that 200 cases of the deadly virus have been reg­is­tered in the out­break first de­tected on Aug. 1, with 165 of them lab­o­ra­tory con­firmed and 35 con­sid­ered prob­a­ble. The U.N. agency voiced con­cern over the swelling num­ber of cases in re­cent weeks, es­pe­cially in the town of Beni, near the Ugan­dan bor­der.

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