Johannesburg, Sep 29 (AP) The World Health Organization says the risk of the deadly Ebola virus spreading from Congo is now “very high” after two confirmed cases were discovered near the Uganda border. Also Read - Football: UEFA Denies August 3 Deadline For Champions League Conclusion

The outbreak in northeastern Congo is larger than the previous one in the northwest and more complicated for health officials. Some of their work was briefly suspended in the past week following a deadly attack in Beni by one of several rebel groups active in the region. Also Read - Shahid Afridi, Jahangir Khan Come Forward to Help Minorities in Fighting Coronavirus Pandemic

WHO’s emergencies chief has said the insecurity, public defiance about vaccinations and politicians fanning fears ahead of elections in December could create a “perfect storm” leading this outbreak to spread. Also Read - Pakistan: Coronavirus Cases Cross 3,000-Mark, Govt Taking Measures to Curtail Its Spread

Uganda has said it is preparing to begin vaccinations as needed.

As of Friday there were 124 confirmed Ebola cases including 71 deaths. (AP) MRJ MRJ

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