Congo reports 24 Ebola deaths in 1 week

The Democratic Republic of Congo's Health Ministry on Oct. 15 confirmed 33 new Ebola cases, which occurred between Oct. 8-14 and resulted in 24 deaths, according to Reuters.

Here are four things to know:

1. The Congo's violent climate is hindering Ebola containment efforts, and health officials are concerned the outbreak could spread to Congo's neighboring countries of Uganda and Rwanda.  

2. The World Health Organization will hold an emergency meeting Oct. 17 to discuss whether the outbreak

3. Dr. Peter Salama, WHO deputy director-general of emergency preparedness and response, said he expects the current Ebola outbreak to last three to four months.

4. In total, health officials have identified 216 Ebola cases since July, including 139 deaths. Officials have confirmed all but about 35 cases.

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