It’s reported the Congo Ebola outbreak is spreading at its fastest rate yet with recent weeks registering a record number of new cases, marking a sharp setback for efforts to respond to the second-biggest outbreak ever, as militia violence and community resistance have prevented containment of the deadly pestilence.
Previously, the World Health Organization (WHO) had said the outbreak of the hemorrhagic fever was largely contained noting that weekly case numbers had halved from earlier.
But then the number of cases hit a record 57 in one week and then jumped to 72 the following week. Previous spikes of around 50 cases per week were documented in late January and mid-November.
Most alarming, more than half of the Ebola deaths in a week occurred outside of treatment centers, according to Congo health ministry data, meaning there is a much greater chance they transmitted the virus to those around them.
And now it’s reported the number of Ebola cases is rising even faster, reaching a high of 27 confirmed cases in one day, according to the country’s health ministry. That surpasses the last record, set a few weeks ago, of 20 cases in one day.
The latest figures from the WHO brings the total confirmed cases to 1400, including 891 deaths. More than 11,000 people died in West Africa’s 2013-16 Ebola outbreak.
The Biblical Prophecies (Matthew 24, Revelation 6) foretell that pestilence is a sign of the Last Days revealing we are nearing the end of this age and the coming of Jesus Christ.
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