The DRC’s ongoing Ebola outbreak

2019-03-25

in Politics, Rants

A nightmare of my childhood taking place in a world too indifferent about poor people to appropriately resource an international response: Ebola Was Confirmed in a Major City in the Congo, Stoking Concerns That the Outbreak Will Keep Spreading

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anon May 17, 2019 at 4:05 pm

Yup – even things that threaten the whole world don’t matter as long as they are still just killing poor people.

. June 4, 2019 at 1:03 pm

DRC Ebola cases pass 2,000, prompting call for ‘total reset’ | World news | The Guardian

So far there have been 1914 confirmed and 94 probable cases of infection with the virus, making the outbreak, which was declared in August last year, the second largest in history. New cases are being reported at a rate of around 10 every day. Some 1,346 people have died

It took 224 days for the landmark figure of a thousand confirmed and probable cases to be reached. But it has taken only 71 days to reach 2,000 such cases.

Violence by armed groups and community mistrust have severely undermined attempts to halt the epidemic, forcing health workers to suspend vaccination and treatment work.

. June 7, 2019 at 12:47 pm
. June 12, 2019 at 4:18 pm

Uganda confirms 1st Ebola case outside outbreak in Congo

A child in Uganda has tested positive for Ebola in what is the first cross-border case of the deadly virus

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