Death Toll In Ebola Outbreak Jumps Again As Armed Gangs Chase Health Workers Away

July 15, 2014 1:15 PM

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Death Toll In Ebola Outbreak Jumps Again As Armed Gangs Chase Health Workers Away

WHO said there were 85 new cases between July 8-12, highlighting continued high levels of transmission. International and local medics were struggling to get access to communities as many residents feared outsiders were spreading rather than fighting Ebola.

"It's very difficult for us to get into communities where there is hostility to outsiders," WHO spokesman Dan Epstein told a news briefing in Geneva. "We still face rumours, and suspicion and hostility. ... People are isolated, they're afraid, they're scared."

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