The number of Ebola cases has doubled in Congo
The number of Ebola cases in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has doubled in just over two months and has now passed 2,000, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
“I’m profoundly worried,” Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the WHO’s director-general, told Nature in May. He attributes the failure to end the outbreak to mistrust of and assaults against Ebola responders — problems that have worsened this year. “The number of cases increases with the frequency of attacks,” he says.