>> Simple precautions against Ebola in Congo, but health workers in Beni are facing resistance from local residents who are refusing to accept the disease has arrived in their city near the Ugandan border. In fact 20 cases have been confirmed among the 200,000 strong population.>> Personally, I haven't seen one case of Ebola.
They say people are dying here in this city, 17 or 20 people, but I haven't seen anything yet. It's wrong, there is nothing here. They take people who have a small fever, get them to hospital and then they die. We don't understand. I still haven't seen any Ebola here.
>> Well they're not seeing images like these from elsewhere in North Kivu. Doctors say Ebola has killed 89 in Congo since July. And recently two died in nearby Butembo, an important trading hub, dashing hopes the latest outbreak was being contained. Back in Beni, many teachers are staying away from school to avoid infection, but not all.
>> We force the children to clean their hands to fight against Ebola. We have to tell them to wash them before entering the compound and before entering the classroom.>> The health ministry has identified Beni as a new Ebola flashpoint along with Butembo, home to more than a million people.
Officials are urging strict hygeine regimes but many aren't listening including taxi drivers who ferry passengers from city to city.