Ebola spreads to large urban area in Democratic Republic of Congo

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(17 May 2018) Congo’s Ebola outbreak has spread to a crossroads city of more than one million people in a troubling turn that marks the first time the vast, impoverished country has encountered the lethal virus in an urban area.
The World Health Organisation warned on Thursday that a single case of Ebola which was confirmed in Mbandaka was a “game changer” and warned there was a high risk of the virus spreading.
Mbandaka is a densely populated provincial capital on the Congo River, Congo’s Health Minister Oly Ilunga said late Wednesday.
The city is about 150 kilometres (93 miles) from Bikoro, the rural area where the outbreak was announced last week.
Medical teams rushed to track down anyone thought to have had contact with infected people, while the WHO continued shipping thousands of doses of an experimental vaccine.
Vaccines sent from Switzerland were received by health officials from various organisations on Thursday in Bikoro.
A total of 44 cases of Ebola have been reported in Congo in this outbreak: three confirmed, 20 probable and 21 suspected, according to WHO.
Twenty-three of those people have died.
Until now, the outbreak was confined to remote rural areas, where Ebola, which is spread by bodily fluids, travels more slowly.

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Scott Koningisor says:

Ebola is a CHEMICAL WEAPON, a blood agent. It makes you bleed to death internally. The REAL chemtrails are invisible (the ones over Africa). The ones you see are decoys. . . It was my idea (sorry, I was just playing along with my gangstalkers). I'm pretty sure someone was taping it on Carlucci's Beta camcorder.

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