EBOLA SPREADS TO MA­JOR CONGO CITY AS VACCINES A CONCERN

Daily Sabah (Turkey) - - Regional -

The sec­ond-largest Ebola out­break in his­tory has spread to a ma­jor city in eastern Congo, as health ex­perts worry whether the stock of an ex­per­i­men­tal vac­cine will stand up to the de­mands of an epi­demic with no end in sight. Butembo, with more than 1 mil­lion res­i­dents, is now re­port­ing cases of the deadly hem­or­rhagic fever. The out­break de­clared on Aug. 1 is now sec­ond only to the dev­as­tat­ing West Africa out­break that killed more than 11,300 peo­ple a few years ago. There are cur­rently 471 Ebola cases, of which 423 are con­firmed, in­clud­ing 225 con­firmed deaths, Congo’s health min­istry said late Thurs­day.

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