is running wild.
As the world anxiously monitors the outbreak of Ebola in Democratic
Republic of the Congo, health officials note that a measles outbreak
declared last month in the country has killed more people—mostly
Since January 2019, officials have recorded over 100,000 measles cases
in the DRC, mostly in children, and nearly 2,000 have died. The figures
surpass those of the latest Ebola outbreak in the country, which has
tallied not quite 2,500 cases and 1,665 deaths since August 2018. The
totals were noted by World Health Organization Director-General, Tedros
Adhanom Ghebreyesus, in a speech today, July 15, at the United Nations
Office in Geneva, Switzerland.
Also, remember what Peter Grant had in his post about trying to check people for ebola?
Though he began experiencing symptoms while in Butembo, he traveled by
bus to Goma on July 12 with 18 other people. The bus passed through
three health checkpoints on its way, but the pastor showed no symptoms
and gave different names at each checkpoint. This is possibly because he
was trying to conceal his identity and health status, officials said.
If this doesn't get horrendously worse before it gets better, I'll be surprised.