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Fear As 90 Ebola Cases Registered In Four Days In DR Congo

A total of 93 cases of Ebola have been confirmed in the last four days in the Democratic Republic of Congo, an average of more than 23 a day, a humanitarian agency has said.

A record 27 cases were reported on Monday – more than double the previous record of 13 in a single day, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) added.

The agency said all but essential medical operations have been halted for more than a week in the Ebola flashpoints of Butembo and Katwa in the east because of security concerns.

Ebola treatment centres have been attacked by armed groups, and a Cameroonian doctor was killed on 19 April.

Eastern DR Congo is mostly lawless. Some people also have superstitious beliefs about Ebola, and accuse foreigners of bringing it to the country.

BBC

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