Doctors Undercover

Doctors are going incognito in the Democratic Republic of the Congo as hostilities to health workers spread amid the second-deadliest Ebola outbreak in history, The Washington Post reports.

Ebola workers once showcased their mission to end the outbreak; now “Our staff has to lie about being doctors in order to treat people,” says Tariq Riebel of International Rescue Committee.

The WHO says security concerns have abated somewhat, but cases continue to mount. The death toll stands at 1,161, with 1,760 cases overall, CIDRAP reports.

But while the WHO says it has the technical means to stop the outbreak, the Post reports, ongoing violence in North Kivu province has raised concern that the situation could rival the 2013-2016 Ebola crisis in West Africa that killed 11,310.

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