Continuing a recent surge in new Ebola cases, the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC’s) health ministry reported 11 more cases today, including 2 in Beni, an area that had been an epicenter earlier in the outbreak, bringing the outbreak total to 991 cases.

And in its weekly snapshot on the outbreak today, the World Health Organization (WHO) said the recent marked increase in cases that follows many weeks of decline isn’t unexpected and partly reflects increased security challenges, especially direct attacks on Ebola treatment centers and pockets of community mistrust—events that bogged down the response for a few days.

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DRC officials have logged 55 cases in the past 6 days.

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