Friday, November 30, 2018

Ebola in Congo: Still No End in SIght

Health workers help an unconfirmed Ebola patient into her bed inside a treatment center in Democratic Republic of the Congo. Image credit: John Wessels/AFP/Getty Images

The World Health Organization says Congo’s deadly Ebola outbreak is now the second largest in history, behind the devastating West Africa outbreak that killed thousands a few years ago. 

WHO emergencies chief Dr. Peter Salama on Thursday called it “a sad toll” as Congo’s health ministry announced the number of cases has reached 426. That includes 379 confirmed and 47 probable cases, with 242 deaths. 

"This tragic milestone clearly demonstrates the complexity and severity of the outbreak", Michelle Gayer, senior director of Emergency Health at the International Rescue Committee said in a statement. 

"The dynamics of conflict (mean) ... a protracted outbreak is ... likely, and the end is not in sight". Meaning, the situation is likely to get from bad to worse. 

Celtic moved closer to reaching the Europa League knock-out stages with a 1-0 victory over Rosenborg on Thursday. 

In the forty-second minute, Scott Sinclair (right) headed home the only goal from a wonderful James Forrest cross – and with this win, they need just one point against FC Red Bull Salzburg in their final Group B game on December 13 to guarantee qualification. 

Celtic should fancy their chances – at least they are in a much better position than Liverpool!

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