Ebola outbreak declared in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) after three deaths

An ebola outbreak has been declared in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) after three deaths.

World Health Organization confirms one Ebola-related death and investigates two more since April 22 caused by the virus.

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World Health Organization confirms one Ebola-related death and investigates two more since April 22 caused by the virus.

An Ebola outbreak has been declared in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) after one person who died of hemorrhagic fever tested positive for the virus. Two others may have also died from the disease.

The case was confirmed following tests on nine people who came down with hemorrhagic fever in Bas-Uele province, in the northeast of the country. 1,300km from the capital, Kinshasa.

Without preventive measures, the ebola virus can spread quickly between people and is fatal in up to 90 percent of cases. There is no specific treatment for the disease.

The last outbreak of Ebola in the DRC in 2014 killed at least 42 people. Ebola killed more than 11,300 people and infected some 28,600 from 2013 as it swept through the West African countries of Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia and caused alarm around the world.

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