Another Ebola Outbreak Declared in Democratic Republic of Congo

Another Ebola Outbreak Declared in Democratic Republic of Congo

At least two people were infected and possibly 17 people died

Democratic Republic of Congo declared another outbreak of the Ebola virus after at least two people were infected and possibly 17 people died. The country’s health ministry said two of five samples sent to that National Institute of Biological Research came back positive for the Zaire strain of Ebola in the country’s Equateur Province.

Before the outbreak was confirmed, local health officials reported 21 patients with signs of hemorrhagic fever. Seventeen of those patients later died. Because Ebola is just one type of hemorrhagic fever, it is not known yet if those patients died from Ebola or another kind of hemorrhagic fever.

More coverage here: https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/05/09/609640513/congo-declares-new-ebola-outbreak-after-2-confirmed-cases

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