disease might have to return home as another Ebola case has been found in the continent.短文阅读
disease has been confirmed in the northern Democratic Republic of Congo.
cases of the disease.
Ebola was blamed for more than 11，000 deaths in West Africa between 2013 and 2016. Many of the victims were from three nations: Liberia， Guinea and Sierra Leone.
Congo has already experienced smaller Ebola outbreaks.
Three years ago， for about 5，000 West Africans in 2014. The Department of Homeland S was contained.
was given to individuals from Liberia， Guinea and Sierra Leone.
Last year， those countries were declared Ebola free. Now， hundreds of Africans l either return home or get permission to stay， Minnesota Public Radio reported.
Abdullah Kiatamba is executive director of African Immigrant Services in Brooklyn Park， Minnesota. He and other immigration leaders say any move to send the West Africans home is premature. They say the three countries are still recovering from Ebola. They believe it is not safe for the immigrants to go home yet.
John Keller is head of the Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota. He says health care systems in the countries hit hardest by Ebola were already shaky before the Ebola outbreak.
"It's great these countries have been declared Ebola free， but the toll that fighting Ebola took on the countries， you have to take that into effect， too，'' Keller said.
Abdullah Kiatamba estim U.S. officials have yet to announce an exact number. It is unclear how many of the permanent.
Kiatamba said that more than 11，000 people died during the Ebola outbreak， health care systems.
"The employment system， economic system， social system， health have all collapsed，" he said. " to the U.S. was a very important humanitarian step， has totally not been eliminated."
At first， was supposed to last 18 months. It was extended twice — each time for six months.