Ebola spreads to city of 1.2 million in Congo

Q: Congo has confirmed a case of Ebola in Mbandaka, a city of 1.2 million, marking the first urban case in the latest outbreak of the disease.  A World Health Organization official called the case “a game changer.” Where is the Democratic Republic of Congo in central Africa?

Circle the area on this map

Q: Both the nation of Congo and the Ebola virus get their names from . . .

A. Forests

B. Mountains

C. Rivers

D. Tribal groups

Q: Tens of millions people live along the Congo River, including those in Mbandaka where the first urban case was discovered. The river also connects Mbandaka to Congo’s capital and largest city . . .

A. Addis Ababa

B. Kinsasha

C. Nairobi

D. Pretoria

Q: A total of  28,616 suspected cases and 11,310 deaths were blamed on a 2014 outbreak of Ebola mainly in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. These nations are in which part of Africa?

A. North

B. East

C. South

D. West

Q: Ebola can spread to humans from animal hosts by the commercial trade in meat of non-domesticated mammals, reptiles, amphibians and birds hunted for food in tropical forests. What is this food commonly called?

A. Bushmeat

B. Forest fare

C. Viands

D. All of the above

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