3,500 Deaths As Simultaneous Ebola & Measles Outbreaks Hit Congo

“Massive Loss Of Life”

Compounding the Ebola crisis further is the simultaneous accelerating measles outbreak raging through the country, resulting an an urgent measles vaccination campaign in Ebola-hit regions. A stunning almost 2,000 people have died from the preventable disease in the DRC this year, the vast majority children under five.

“The combined threat of Ebola and measles for the thousands of families living in overcrowded and unsanitary displacement camps is unprecedented,” Unicef DRC spokesman Edouard Beigbeder told The Guardian. “We have a small window to prevent a potentially massive loss of life.”

via Zero Hedge