Congo residents attack and injure ebola health workers, say the virus is fake

Ebola workers in Congo Ebola workers in Congo Photo Credit: Channels TV

In a surprising moves by residents in Congo, health workers tackling the current Ebola outbreak in the country have been severely injured after being attacked by angry residents.


The residents reportedly attacked the workers because they believed the virus was not real.  
Four local health workers from the Red Cross were attacked in the city of Butembo as they were transporting dead bodies for burial. Residents started throwing rocks at their car and two of the health workers were severely injured.
More than 100 people have died since the start of the outbreak in the east of the country two months ago. The bodies of people who die from Ebola are believed to be extremely contagious and so burying them in a safe way is one of the most important steps to limit the spread of the virus.

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