DR Congo increases security after attacks on Ebola treatment centers
03 May 2019 | 5:30 am
Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo and the United Nations have stepped up security for Ebola patients and healthcare workers after armed groups recently carried out attacks on treatment centers in the outbreak hotspots in the country's east.
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