Rwanda strives to stop Ebola from spreading from DRC

2019-08-07 22:37
Health workers stand at a non-gazetted crossing point in the Mirami village, near the Mpondwe border check point between Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. (Isaac Kasamani, AFP)

Health workers stand at a non-gazetted crossing point in the Mirami village, near the Mpondwe border check point between Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. (Isaac Kasamani, AFP)

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Rwanda is taking emergency measures to try and stop the Ebola virus from spreading across the border from the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Since the latest outbreak was discovered in the Democratic Republic of the Congo a year ago, the disease has killed at least 1 800 people.

The health ministers of both countries have met to agree to a plan of action to prevent the spread of the epidemic.

Click here to watch as Al Jazeera's Stefanie Dekker reports from the Rwandan border city of Gisenyi.

Read more on:    drc  |  rwanda  |  east africa  |  central afreica  |  ebola  |  health
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