Two Ebola patients slipped out of a treatment center this week in the Democratic Republic of Congo, French aid agency Doctors Without Borders said, raising fears the virus may spread as health officials raced to trace anyone they may have encountered. The patients died within a day.
Women and girls who have fled terrorist group Boko Haram are being raped by Nigerian soldiers, starved and forced to exchange food for sex, according to claims in a new report by human rights group Amnesty International.
Ebola virus disease has taken the lives of 27 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organization said Wednesday. Based on information gathered earlier this week, the WHO also reported a cumulative total of 58 cases of the rare and deadly illness in the current Congo outbreak.