The mainstream news has been generally quiet about this second Ebola outbreak in DRC, but twice as many people have died in this outbreak than in the first. Keep an eye on this one. The area is impoverished and war-torn.
Kinshasa (AFP) – The deadly Ebola outbreak in eastern DR Congo has now claimed 49 lives since the start of the month, the government has said, and the World Health Organization expects more cases.
The gradually increasing death toll, with a further 2,000 people feared to have come into contact with the virus, adds to the woes of a country already facing violence, displacement and political uncertainty.