This latest spread stems from a pastor who rode a bus from the northeast to Goma. Authorities have identified the two buses he took before arriving in Goma; these people will need to be screened. He also visited seven churches throughout his trip to the northeast, including Butembo, one of the hardest-hit towns. He allegedly touched many people, including those possibly infected with the virus. It is doubful if all those he came in contact with will be traced.
Goma Ebola Patient Dies
allAfrica, 16 July 2019
Officials in the DR Congo have confirmed that a pastor diagnosed with Ebola in Goma has died, appealing for calm as the epidemic reaches the city with a population of one million… Read more »
Ebola Spreads to Goma, WHO Says This Is a 'Warning'
RFI, 16 July 2019
The UN World Health Organization in Geneva said on Monday that the continuing deadly Ebola outbreak has now spread to Goma, a key transit hub in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a… Read more »
Travelers are screened for the Ebola.
'We Won't Get to Zero Cases of Ebola Without a Big Scale-up in Funding,' UN Relief Chief Warns
UN News, 15 July 2019
Deadly, attacks on health workers in Ebola-hit areas of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), including one at the weekend that left two dead, are an indication that… Read more »
Ebola Spreading to Goma May Be 'Game-Changer' - WHO
VOA, 15 July 2019
The head of the World Health Organization warns the spread of Ebola to a large city in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo could have dire consequences. The WHO chief… Read more »
The Democratic Republic of Congo has reported its first case of Ebola in the eastern city of Goma, which has a population of about 1 million people. The presence of the virus has ... Read more »
UNICEF has said that "the combined threat of Ebola and measles for the thousands of families living in overcrowded and unsanitary displacement camps is unprecedented, and there is ... Read more »
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