Last weekend, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) reported a further 33 cases of the highly contagious disease, bringing the total number to 419. The World Health Organisation (WHO) identified three major ebola “red zones” as Kalunguta, Katwa and Beni – all of which located in the north east of the Congo.
The WHO also warned the ebola situation in the DRC remains complex and challenging, adding it was confident its partners in the area could successfully control it. And in a chilling turn, the WHO warned health centres have been identified as unknowingly spreading the disease even more through the administration of medications and injections.
The finding followed a flurry of 39 new infections in healthcare workers.
Up to 36 cases were confirmed to have been reported between November 14 to 20, with seven being babies and six children between the ages of two and 17.
One incident was of a pregnant woman being infected. Full report on the Express.co.uk