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Fri Apr 19, 2019, 05:20 PM

Militiamen kill senior WHO official in attack on Congo Ebola center

Source: Reuters

WORLD NEWS APRIL 19, 2019 / 12:10 PM / UPDATED AN HOUR AGO

Militiamen kill senior WHO official in attack on Congo Ebola center

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - Heavily armed militiamen attacked a hospital treating Ebola patients in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Friday, killing a senior World Health Organization (WHO) epidemiologist and injuring two others, officials said.

Three assailants from a local self-defense militia attacked the hospital in the city of Butembo, one of the epicenters of the second-largest Ebola epidemic in history, said Patrick Kambale, the city’s deputy mayor.

The outbreak is now spreading at its fastest rate since being declared last August, due largely to a spate of attacks by militiamen and others distrustful of the international response.

“The assailants are identified as Mai-Mai rebels demanding the departure of the international community engaged in the Ebola response,” Kambale told Reuters.

WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus identified the doctor killed as Richard Mouzoko, a senior epidemiologist from Cameroon.

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Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-ebola-congo/attacks-on-hospital-in-ebola-zone-kill-cameroonian-doctor-idUSKCN1RV11B

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Fri Apr 19, 2019, 05:33 PM

1. So sad and so deadly trying to deal with uneducated idiots.

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Fri Apr 19, 2019, 05:53 PM

2. That's helpful, cutting off your nose to spite your face.

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