Ebola outbreak may spread
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