October 11, 2018 / 1:46 PM / 2 months ago

WHO sees Congo's Ebola outbreak lasting 3-4 months at least

A doctor cares for a patient inside an isolate cube at The Alliance for International Medical Action (ALIMA) treatment center in Beni, North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo September 6, 2018. REUTERS/Fiston Mahamba/File Photo

GENEVA (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo’s Ebola outbreak is expected to last another 3-4 months and could spread at any time to Uganda or Rwanda, which are well prepared but have not approved use of a vaccine, the World Health Organization said on Thursday.

But the most concerning area is the city of Beni in Congo’s North Kivu province, where dozens of people who may have been exposed to the disease are hiding from healthworkers, emergency response chief Peter Salama told Reuters.

Reporting by Tom Miles, editing by Stephanie Nebehay

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