"We are now extremely concerned that several factors may be coming together in the next weeks or months to create a potentially ideal storm", the Australian epidemiologist added.
The fighting is making it harder for aid workers to reach people they need to test or treat for Ebola, or to vaccinate them, Salama said. "A ideal storm of active conflict, limiting our ability to access civilians, distress by segments of the community, already traumatized by decades of conflict and of murder".
Attacks by armed opposition groups have increased in severity and frequency, especially those attributed to the Alliance of Democratic Forces, most dramatically an attack that killed 21 in the city of Beni, where WHO's operation is based.
Various militant and rebel groups have been staging attacks in the area for years but they've stepped up the fighting in recent weeks, making it even harder than it already was to fight the two-month-old outbreak.
The city has declared a "ville morte", a period of mourning until at least Friday, obliging World Health Organization to suspend its operations. "Our operations are in effect suspended", he added.
On average, Ebola kills about half of those infected, but case fatality rates in individual outbreaks have varied from 25% to 90%.
This means that teams involved in contact tracing and vaccination are not able to do their work in affected zones.
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Inside the prison where Bill Cosby will serve his sentence He will be given the basics when he arrives, including a uniform, toiletries, linens, towels and state-issued boots, reports CNN . John Wetzel, the Corrections Secretary, said they're taking all of the precautions to ensure his well-being.
The health ministry says 100 people have died in the current outbreak in the east of the country.
"As the days go on, if we do see unsafe burials that can't be responded to, if we do see symptomatic people that can't be accessed, we can see this situation deteriorating very quickly".
Perhaps the most hard aspect of an Ebola outbreak to control is misinformation.
The latest violence, which sparked local anger, comes just three months before the Democratic Republic of Congo holds a fractious election to choose a successor to Joseph Kabila, the country's deeply-contested president. Rwanda, South Sudan and Burundi also border the region.
At the time, the WHO's Peter Salama described it as a "dreaded" scenario.
Congo is concurrently experiencing a long-term humanitarian crisis that includes intermittent armed conflict, according to WHO, the United Nations' public health division.
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Blasey Ford said the incident left her "drastically altered", but it was her "civic duty" to tell lawmakers what happened. "They weren't laughing at me, they were laughing with me", Trump said on Wednesday during his press conference in NY .
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The speech was hailed by union leaders as "a transformative and radical socialist vision for the country". Delegates gave their leader a standing ovation and there was an outbreak of "Oh, Jeremy Corbyn ".
United were dumped out of the Carabao Cup by Frank Lampard's Derby County on Tuesday night at Old Trafford. There's talk of Mourinho going before him, but I'd be disgraced if Ed Woodward allowed that to happen.
Turkey is a four-time losing candidate after failed bids to host Euro 2008, 2012 and 2016. "The procedure was transparent". It ensured London hosts the final stages of Euro 2020 and cleared a path for Germany to get 2024.
China's foreign minister shrugged when he heard Trump's statement via translation at the Security Council. President Donald Trump says China has been meddling in the November election in the United States.
But in one case in 2015, a 50-year-old policeman was jailed after he was caught in bed with the wife of another man. Adultery might not be cause of unhappy marriage, it could be result of an unhappy marriage, Justice Misra said.
Body of missing North Carolina boy found
Gastonia Police Chief Robert Helton said 67 more investigators have joined in the search effort, bringing the total number to 330. Investigators have been playing a message with his parents' voices over loudspeakers, hoping to lure him out of the woods.
Federal Reserve poised to raise interest rates
The central bank stuck with its previous forecast for a fourth rate increase before year's end and for three more hikes in 2019. Wall Street has focused on strong economic data and corporate fundamentals instead of tariffs and other trade issues.
Korea summit likely ‘soon’, says Trump
Moon's visit here followed his three-day trip to North Korea last week for his third bilateral summit with leader Kim. USA allies in the Middle East, notably Saudi Arabia, have, however, been delighted by Trump's stance.