Congo’s latest outbreak more challenging than ever, WHO says

  • Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director General, right, listens to an unidentified health official as he visits an Ebola response center, in Beni, Democratic Republic of Congo, Friday, Aug.10, 2018. The World Health Organization’s director-general says instability, high population density and large displacement in Congo’s east mean the response to the nation’s tenth Ebola virus outbreak must be stronger than ever before. (AP Photo/Al-hadji Kudra Maliro)

  • A police officer stand guards at a newly established Ebola response center in Beni, Democratic Republic of Congo, Friday, Aug. 10, 2018. The World Health Organization’s director-general says instability, high population density and large displacement in Congo’s east mean the response to the nation’s tenth Ebola virus outbreak must be stronger than ever before. (AP Photo/Al-hadji Kudra Maliro)

  • Healthcare workers from the World Health Organization prepare to give an Ebola vaccination to a front line aid worker in Beni Democratic Republic of Congo, Friday, Aug 10, 2018. The World Health Organization’s director-general says instability, high population density and large displacement in Congo’s east mean the response to the nation’s tenth Ebola virus outbreak must be stronger than ever before. (AP Photo/Al-hadji Kudra Maliro)

  • Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director General, centre, speaks to a health official at a newly established Ebola response center in Beni, Democratic Republic of Congo, Friday, Aug. 10, 2018. The World Health Organization’s director-general says instability, high population density and large displacement in Congo’s east mean the response to the nation’s tenth Ebola virus outbreak must be stronger than ever before. (AP Photo/Al-hadji Kudra Maliro)

  • Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director General, right, walks during a visit to an Ebola response center, in Beni, Democratic Republic of Congo, Friday, Aug. 10, 2018. The World Health Organization’s director-general says instability, high population density and large displacement in Congo’s east mean the response to the nation’s tenth Ebola virus outbreak must be stronger than ever before. (AP Photo/Al-hadji Kudra Maliro)

  • Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director General, disembarks a plane upon arrival at the airport in Beni, Democratic Republic of Congo, Friday, Aug 10, 2018. The World Health Organization’s director-general says instability, high population density and large displacement in Congo’s east mean the response to the nation’s tenth Ebola virus outbreak must be stronger than ever before. (AP Photo/Al-hadji Kudra Maliro)

BENI, Congo — Armed groups, dense populations and mass displacement make Congo’s latest deadly outbreak of the Ebola virus more challenging than ever to contain, the World Health Organization’s chief said Friday.

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