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118 Ebola cases detected in DR Congo

Christian Fernsby |
At least 118 Ebola virus cases have been recorded in the latest outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the World Health Organization announced Tuesday.

Topics: EBOLA    CONGO   

So far there are 118 cases, with 112 confirmed and six probable, 48 deaths and 52 recoveries in the 11th Ebola virus outbreak in Mbandaka, Equateur province, the WHO African Region tweeted.

More than 25,000 people have been vaccinated against Ebola virus in Equateur since June, including many frontline health workers, according to the UN health agency.


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