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Ebola outbreak threatens to escalate in DRC as violence rises

10 May 2019

ABC News Radio National Breakfast: Dr Joanne Liu, International President of Medecins Sans Frontieres, explains the complexity of responding to Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Efforts to contain a deadly Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo are under threat with health workers coming under attack from local militias.

More than a thousand people have died from Ebola in the central African nation since August, in what the government has described as the second worst outbreak of the disease in history.That death toll is set to rise as the deteriorating security situation forces victims to stay at home instead of being isolated in health centres, while international agencies like Médecins Sans Frontières are forced to suspend their operations.

Guest: Dr Joanne Liu, International President of Médecins Sans FrontièresProducer: Linda Lopresti

Listen to the interview.