News ID: 215657
Published: 0638 GMT May 25, 2018

New death case confirmed of Ebola in DRC

New death case confirmed of Ebola in DRC

A new death of a confirmed case of Ebola was reported in the Bikoro Health Zone in Equateur province, southwest of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), according to the Ministry of Health.

For the moment, a total of 52 cases of hemorrhagic fever have been reported in the region, including 31 confirmed of Ebola, 13 probable and eight suspected, according to

Launched since, the vaccination campaign is underway in this region where the epidemic has been declared by the authorities in three health zones since May 8.

In a statement released Wednesday, the Minister of Health and other partners including Medicines Sans Frontiers (MSF) engaged in the response to the epidemic lamented the resistance of patients against treatment in isolation centers.

Two people have already died in their villages after fleeing the isolation center.


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