By: Steve Dellar | 08-24-2018 | News
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WHO: New Congo Ebola Deaths Jump To 63 As Virus Enters “Red Zone”

The World Health Organization admitted the new Congo Ebola spread had reached the so-called ‘red zone’ of rebel activity where they were unable to monitor it as the death toll jumped to 63 (it was in the low 40s beginning of the week, see our related coverage).

Related coverage: <a href=""> New Congo Ebola Spreads Like Lightning - 49 Dead, 2157 Possibly Infected (Video)</a>.

There are now more than 100 further confirmed cases and over 2,000 probable contacts as the disease spreads like a whirlwind in an uncontrollable area.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">An ebola-infected doctor in eastern DR Congo is in a &quot;dreaded&quot; scenario, the World Health Organization says <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) <a href="">August 24, 2018</a></blockquote>

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While the WHO also had some good news (there have been 2,900 people in the area vaccinated already and they are bringing in more experimental treatments), the emergency response chief in Geneva, director Mr Peter Salama, admitted that his organisation is now faced with "extremely serious security concerns" round the eastern town of Oicha, as the disease is encircled by a feared Ugandan Islamist militia, the Allied Democratic Forces. Mr Salama spoke of a "dreaded" scenario.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Ebola: medics brace for new cases as DRC outbreak spreads <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; The Guardian (@guardian) <a href="">August 24, 2018</a></blockquote>

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"So, for the first time really, we have a confirmed case and contacts in an area of very high insecurity."

Related coverage: <a href=""> WHO: New Congo Ebola Virus Spreading Rapidly, 44 Dead, 1,500 Infected (Video)</a>.

"It really was the problem we were anticipating and the problem at same time that we were dreading," said Dr Salama, WHO's emergency response chief in Geneva.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Ebola</a> in <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#DRC</a> situation report:<br>As of 20 August, total of 102 cases (75 confirmed, 27 probable) including 59 deaths.<br>Since the onset of the outbreak 10 case-patients have recovered from the disease &amp; were discharged &amp; re-integrated into their communities.<a href=""></a> <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; WHO African Region (@WHOAFRO) <a href="">August 23, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Dr Salama claimed that "we are at quite a pivotal moment in this outbreak," whilst admitting that the outbreak, which could cross into Uganda soon, is starting to cause panic in the region, just as happened between 2013 and 2016 when Ebola in West Africa killed 11,300 people.


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Anonymous No. 34994 2018-08-25 : 02:41

I love you Ebola-chan

Anonymous No. 35024 2018-08-25 : 07:00

Wake me when its 63 million.

Anonymous No. 35026 2018-08-25 : 07:01

No humans involved

Anonymous No. 35027 2018-08-25 : 07:02

Nuke the area. Its God's will

Rage No. 35071 2018-08-25 : 11:41

Go Ebola! Perfect Karma? Divine intervention?

Anonymous No. 35074 2018-08-25 : 11:46

Good ole Mother Nature expressing her feels on overpopulation and showing us some of her options to deal with it.

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