The outbreak of Ebola virus has continued to be on a rise in Africa,and I the latest of this is DR Congo, health practictioners have warned that a “serious” new Ebola broke on Friday after a medical centre at the heart of the epidemic was attacked.
Aid agency Doctors Without Borders (MSF) temporarily suspended treatment in two centers in Butembo city and Katwa district, both in the northeast of the country, after they were struck by arson attacks on Wednesday and Sunday.
MSF said in a statement, “Unidentified assailants set some of the compound’s facilities and vehicles on fire.
“The blazes were contained, but the teams were obliged to immediately cease patient care.”
The agency continued, “No staff or patients were harmed, but the carer of one patient died in the attack in Katwa.
“Both attacks were traumatic for patients, their relatives and staff who were inside the centers at the time.”