A Thousand Dead As Of Tonight, In DRC From Ebola, “The Fire This Time”

Ahem. A sad mile-marker, to be sure.

Here’s the latest from the AP:

. . . .Ebola deaths in Congo’s latest outbreak are expected to exceed 1,000 later on Friday, the World Health Organization announced, as attacks continue on health workers trying to contain the virus’s spread.

The outbreak that was declared in eastern Congo in August is already the second deadliest in history, and efforts to control it have been complicated by a volatile security situation and deep community mistrust.

Ebola treatment centers have come under repeated attack, and a Cameroonian epidemiologist working with WHO was killed last month during an assault on a hospital in Butembo city at the outbreak’s epicenter. Another attack on Thursday in Butembo was repelled, said Mike Ryan, WHO’s emergencies chief. . . .

Onward — we will keep you informed. Even so, trying to smile a bit, with a busy weekend ahead — cheering at an Olympics qualifying Tri- race in Northern Wisconsin early Sunday, and baby girl sleep over Saturday night. . . after workouts and bike rides.

नमस्ते

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