DRC doctor catches Ebola
GENEVA: A doctor in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has been hospitalised with Ebola, and 97 of his contacts have been identified in an area almost entirely surrounded by armed militia, says the World Health Organization (WHO).
“It is the first time we have a confirmed case and contacts in an area of high insecurity. It is really the problem we were anticipating and at same time dreading,” Dr Peter Salama, WHO deputy director-general for emergency preparedness and response, said yesterday.
The town of Oicha is almost entirely surrounded by ADF Ugandan Islamist militia. There were “extremely serious security concerns”, he said, adding that the group held hostages. – Reuters