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The World Health Organisation WHO declared the Democratic Republic of Congos ebola outbreak as an international health emergencyBusinessRiskTV
Those most at risk from ebola outbreaks tend to be health care workers caring for ebola victims.
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19th July 2019 Ebola Outbreak Crisis Worsens
The risk of global pandemic is very low but locally the number of deaths continues to climb. 1600 people have been killed by ebola virus in the DR Congo.
11000 people died in last ebola epidemic in West Africa from 2014 to 2016BusinessRiskTV
The current large ebola outbreak has not yet resulted in restrictions on travel or trade but the rate of deaths is accelerating.
A further factor in the spread of ebola in the region is the attacks on healthcare workers. This makes it even more likely that neighbouring countries could be seriously affected by the outbreak in the DR Congo.
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