1 dead after Ebola treatment center attack in Congo

A militant group attacked an Ebola treatment center in the Democratic Republic of Congo March 9, killing one person, reports CNN.

Four things to know:

1. The attack occurred at a treatment center in Butembo. Militants killed one police officer and injured a World Health Organization employee.

2. After the attack, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, PhD, visited the treatment center during a three-day trip to the country with other WHO leaders and CDC Director Robert Redfield, MD.

"These are not attacks by the community, they are attacks on the community," he said during his visit, according to a WHO press release. "The people of Katwa and Butembo, as in the other communities affected by Ebola, want and deserve a place to receive care and a chance of survival."

3. The latest attack comes after rebel groups set two Doctors Without Borders treatment facilities on fire Feb. 24 and Feb. 27. The violence temporarily halted outbreak response efforts.

4. As of March 9, the WHO reported 921 confirmed and probable Ebola infections linked to the ongoing outbreak, including 582 deaths. 

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