Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo: Disease outbreak news, 9 May 2019 – Democratic Republic of the Congo | ReliefWeb

The Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak response this past week continues to be hampered by insecurity. On 3 May in Katwa, a Safe and Dignified Burial (SDB) team was violently attacked following the completion of a burial for a deceased EVD case. In Butembo and surrounding health zones, response activities were repeatedly halted due to a number of serious security incidents taking place from 4-6 May. On 8 May, a group of over 50 armed militia infiltrated the city centre. Security forces repelled the attack following intense gunfire in close proximity to staff accommodations. Although activities resumed on 9 May, after almost five consecutive days of suspension, threats of further attacks against EVD response teams and facilities remain prevalent

Source: Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo: Disease outbreak news, 9 May 2019 – Democratic Republic of the Congo | ReliefWeb

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