Ebola in Congo Spreading: The outbreak of
Ebola hemorrhagic fever in the Democratic Republic of Congo is not under control and might in fact be out
of control, Reuters reports the World Health Organization as saying.
"The epidemic is not under control. On the contrary the
situation is very, very serious," Eugene Kabambi, a WHO spokesman in Congo's capital Kinshasa, told
Reuters. "If nothing is done now, the disease will reach other places, and even major towns
will be threatened."
Deaths from the highly-contagious, incurable disease doubled in a week to 31,
including five health workers.
Ebola is very deadly; the virus, depending on how virulent it is, can kill
up to 90 percent of its victims. Ebola is spread through contact with the blood or bodily secretions of