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Ebola Experts In Congo Pulled From Some Of The Hardest-Hit Areas

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Ebola Experts In Congo Pulled From Some Of The Hardest-Hit Areas
CDC personnel stationed there have been pulled out of the hardest-hit areas due to safety concerns, including an uptick in violence.
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Health workers in the Democratic Republic of Congo are facing more challenges in the fight against Ebola.

CNN reports that CDC personnel stationed there have been pulled out of the hardest-hit areas due to safety concerns, including an uptick in violence.  

The experts had been working in some of the DRC's "hot spots" to help control the ongoing outbreak of the virus. 

According to the World Health Organization, there have been more than 200 confirmed Ebola cases, including more than 130 deaths. 

On Wednesday, the WHO will meet to decide whether the situation is an an international public health emergency, and to discuss recommendations to manage the outbreak.

In September, the agency deemed the risk of regional spread of the virus "very high." 

This is the second outbreak Congo has seen this year. 

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN