Residents flee as suspected cases of Ebola outbreak in Congo grow

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https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2017/05/19/residents-flee-suspected-cases-ebola-outbreak-congo-grow/101879112/

KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo — Ebola drove Kevin Balenge, his wife and three children to get to this capital city as fast as they could to try to outrun a suspected new outbreak.

“We can’t stay here because there are no hospitals, and once you get the virus you simply die,” said Balenge, from Bas-Uele province in the north of the country, about 51 hours away from Kinshasa.

“Residents are still not aware of the virus and they do not know the precautions (to take)," he added. "Very many people are going to die here