Ebola outbreak declared in Democratic Republic of Congo. – “This outbreak is a reminder that Covid-19 is not the only health threat people face,” said Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, World Health Organization director-general. – https://www.ft.com/content/804de211-c28e-49aa-852e-bfeea3865c05?fbclid=IwAR1yE2AAaGz-QBuNN-oUuQ_DOYN61rQTIWFT3ZX1EhNA2-IJeXb4fz_7V-o @FT

Ebola outbreak declared in Democratic Republic of Congo

And check this 3 min video from the FT reporter Bernadeta Dadonaite – it’s very good:

The stats for this disease are insane. In the first oubreak in 1976, 88% of patients died. In the outbreak in the east of DRC last year 66% of patients died. And I’ve not heard anyone suggest it is ever asymptomatic. That’s a properly scary disease.

I can’t find the press briefing from which the story is drawn, so perhaps it wasn’t accompanied by a written statement.

 

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