Ebola Reemerges in the Democratic Republic of Congo

18 May 2017

The WHO have confirmed the death of three individuals from Ebola in the far north of Democratic Republic of Congo. Health officials fear a severe outbreak after 19 others are suspected of contracting the disease in the Bas-Uele region, which borders the Central African Republic. 125 others are estimated to have links to the confirmed Ebola cases.The first death in this most recent outbreak occurred on 22 April, with this only being confirmed on 12 May after laboratory tests. One of the other two deaths was that of the taxi driver who took the first man to hospital. All three deaths occurred in the Likati health district of Bas-Uele province.

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