Ebola spreads to city near source of out­break

The National - News - - NEWS -

The Demo­cratic Repub­lic of Congo’s Health Min­is­ter says Ebola has spread to Mban­daka city, the cap­i­tal of Equa­teur prov­ince, a wor­ry­ing shift in the out­break in the north-west. Oly Ilunga said on Wed­nes­day two sus­pected cases of haem­or­rhagic fever were re­ported in the Wan­gata health zones, which in­cludes Mban­daka, about 150 kilo­me­tres from Bikoro, the ru­ral area where the out­break be­gan. He said one sam­ple proved pos­i­tive for the deadly Ebola virus. He said the DRC now is en­ter­ing an ur­ban phase of the out­break. The DRC has re­ported 23 deaths among the 42 sus­pected, prob­a­ble and con­firmed cases.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UAE

© PressReader. All rights reserved.