Ebola Outbreak in Congo Hits Record for Confirmed Cases in Single Day

May 1, 2019

(CNN) – The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has reached a grim milestone, with 27 new cases confirmed in a single day — a record for the current outbreak. The outbreak, which is the second deadliest in history, has proved difficult to bring under control because of community mistrust and violent attacks on health care workers. The World Health Organization said 27 new confirmed cases had been reported Sunday, the most in a single day since the outbreak started in August.

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