194 cases of Ebola reported in the Congo as infected avoid treatment

OAN Newsroom
UPDATED 7:34 AM PT — Thurs. Oct. 11, 2018

Another 194 people fall ill with Ebola in the Congo despite an international effort to contain the latest outbreak of the disease.

According to the Congolese Health Ministry, the newest Ebola cases were reported this week along the border with Uganda.

The region is an important trading hub and has been the site of several Islamic State terror attacks. As a result, health officials say many infected people are afraid to come forward and seek medical treatment.

FILE – In this Sunday, Sept 9, 2018 file photo, health workers walk with a boy suspected of having the Ebola virus at an Ebola treatment centre in Beni, Eastern Congo. (AP Photo/Al-hadji Kudra Maliro, file)

By this point in the response to an Ebola outbreak, health officials are claiming there should be no new cases.

122 people have died so far from this latest outbreak of the disease, which has a 60-percent mortality rate.