Ebola out­break may spread

Otago Daily Times - - WORLD WEEKEND -

Geneva: Demo­cratic Repub­lic of Congo’s Ebola out­break is ex­pected to last sev­eral months and could spread to Uganda or Rwanda, the World Health Or­ga­ni­za­tion said yes­ter­day.

The most con­cern­ing area is the city of Beni in Congo’s North Kivu province, where dozens of peo­ple who may have been ex­posed to the deadly dis­ease are hid­ing from health work­ers, emer­gency re­sponse chief Peter Salama said.

‘‘We an­tic­i­pate that now we’ll be look­ing at least an­other 3­4 months in or­der to re­ally stem this out­break,’’ he said.

The out­break has caused 194 cases and 122 deaths. — Reuters

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