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A health worker at an Ebola treatment center in Beni, eastern Congo, April 16, 2019 (AP photo by Al-hadji Kudra Maliro).

Ebola Is Spreading Rapidly in Eastern Congo, Fueled by Mistrust of Health Workers

Friday, April 19, 2019

Editor’s Note: Every Friday, WPR Senior Editor Robbie Corey-Boulet curates the top news and analysis from and about the African continent.

It’s been more than eight months since the Democratic Republic of Congo announced the first cases in its current Ebola outbreak, which has become the worst in the country’s history. According to the World Health Organization’s latest situation report, published Tuesday, the outbreak has resulted in more than 1,200 cases and more than 800 deaths. ...

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