The attacks occurred as the global health organization has been battling to contain the second-worst outbreak of Ebola on record that has seen some 2,200 deaths among 3,309 cases of the disease since August 2018.
The tiresome, no longer participants of World Health Organization crew, integrated a member of the vaccination crew, two drivers and a police officer. The most serious complications include blindness, brain swelling, diarrhoea, and severe respiratory infections. 'We call on everyone who has a role to play to end this cycle of violence.' The two attacks during Tuesday night targeted a residential camp in Biakato Mines and an Ebola response coordination office in Mangina, a farming village where the Ebola outbreak started more than a year ago.
"Ebola was retreating", said Tedros.
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Far from the capital, Kinshasa, some traumatized residents of the densely populated border region close to Uganda and Rwanda are wary of strangers, further complicating the work of Ebola confinement in a region of Congo that had never registered the virus before.
The WHO said 49 of its nonessential staff were flown to the eastern city of Goma, leaving 71, while UNICEF temporarily relocated 27 staff, leaving 12 in Beni.
"It's a significant blow on our effort against Ebola", Muyembe added. Several days this month, no cases have been reported. Seven people have died in protests since Saturday.
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O'Brien said the epidemic was still "all over the country", pointing out that most of those affected were "children and babies".
After an emergency meeting on Monday, President Felix Tshisekedi made a decision to authorize joint operations between Congolese and U.S. forces in Beni as a result of protests that also set fire to the city hall.
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