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Mon May 13, 2019, 03:35 PM

WHO Warns Ebola Outbreak Critical As Armed Militants Target Healthcare Workers

Armed attacks by militants, distrust of western medicine and a growing funding gap has been crippling the response to the ongoing Ebola outbreak in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), which warned that the situation risks spiraling out of control.
As of May 7, there have been 1,600 confirmed and probable cases of EVD (Ebola Virus Disease), of which 1,069 have died - a mortality rate of 67%.
Seriously complicating matters have been conflict between local militants in the region - who, in addition to longstanding disputes - have been targeting healthcare workers and burial teams.
"On Thursday, a VOA correspondent in Butembo spotted copies of a letter – anchored with pebbles on streets and posted on buildings in that city and other North Kivu communities. Handwritten in Swahili and attributed to Mai-Mai fighters, the letter warned police, soldiers and the general public against showing any support for Ebola responders or treatment centers," added VOA.
https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-05-11/who-warns-ebola-outbreak-critical-armed-militants-target-healthcare-workers
It's hard to blame them for not trusting outsider healthcare.
My knee-jerk reaction is that the western world leave them alone to figure it out for themselves, but since many of the population are exposed and travel to the western world we have a stake in the game.
Anyone have any ideas on what to do?

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Mon May 13, 2019, 03:45 PM

1. With unsecured Borders we have to be vigilant

But it’s my instinct too

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Tue May 14, 2019, 12:57 AM

2. Just a matter of time before these idiots start a global pandemic.

All because they hate wypepo and western medicine.

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