via Ebola patients slip out of Congo hospital as medics try to curb outbreak – AOL News

MBANDAKA, Democratic Republic of Congo, May 23 (Reuters) – Three patients infected with the Ebola virus slipped out of an isolation ward at a hospital in Democratic Republic of Congo, health officials said, as medics raced to stop the deadly disease from spreading in the busy river port of Mbandaka.

The cases represent a setback to costly efforts to contain the virus, including the use of an experimental vaccine, and show efforts to stem its spread can be hampered by age-old customs or skepticism about the threat it poses.

via Ebola patients slip out of Congo hospital as medics try to curb outbreak – AOL News

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