New York City–based humanitarian nonprofit the International Rescue Committee (IRC) said today that Ebola virus disease has now spread in a DRC school. The IRC also noted in a news release that the number of new cases each day has more than doubled since Oct 1, likely spurred by a suspension of response activities late last month in Beni because of rebel violence.
As the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) reaches 194 cases and deaths hit 122, a humanitarian group today added a new concern—the virus has now spread within a school. The group also said response efforts were again interrupted by regional violence.
DRC health officials yesterday confirmed 6 new Ebola cases in the latest hot spot of Beni, including 3 deaths, as the number of suspected cases continues to pile up. Of the 194 total cases, 159 are confirmed and 35 are listed as probable.
In addition, a World Health Org…