WHO warns of Ebola spread risk

The Scotsman - - NEWS DIGEST -

The World Health Or­ga­ni­za­tion has warned it may not be pos­si­ble to con­tain Ebola to af­fected prov­inces in east­ern Congo if vi­o­lent at­tacks on health teams con­tinue.

The state­ment comes amid es­ca­lat­ing violence nine months af­ter the out­break be­gan, crip­pling ef­forts to iden­tify cases and vac­ci­nate those most at risk.

Ear­lier this week, Mai- Mai mili­tia fight­ers at­tacked the town of Butembo at the epi­cen­ter of the cri­sis. A burial team was also “vi­o­lently at­tacked” in the town of Katwa.

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