Ebola Response on Lockdown as Violence Flares

November 26, 2019

(Nature) – A surge in violence and unrest has forced Ebola responders in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo city of Beni to remain indoors for the last week — hampering efforts to contain the virus. The World Health Organization (WHO) has temporarily evacuated one-third of its 120 staff members stationed in the city. Those who remain have largely stopped tracing the contacts of people diagnosed with Ebola, who they would normally then vaccinate and monitor for signs of infection.