Congo declares new Ebola outbreak after at least 17 people die


Yesterday, the Democratic Republic of Congo declared an Ebola outbreak after at least 17 people died. Ebola is the deadly disease that killed more than 11,000 people a few years ago. Now the Democratic Republic of Congo is dealing with another wave of it. In the past five weeks, there have been 21 suspected cases, including 17 deaths. The World Health Organization said it is working with the gov to control the situation.

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A health worker walks at an Ebola quarantine unit last June in Muma, Democratic Republic of the Congo, after a case of Ebola was confirmed in the village. By John Wessels/AFP/Getty Images

Our country is facing another epidemic of the Ebola virus, which constitutes an international public health emergency,” the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s health ministry said in a statement.

Hopefully it will not spread to neighboring countries!

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Congo Declares New Ebola Outbreak After 2 Confirmed Cases And At Least 17 Death – NPR
WHO set to declare end to Ebola epidemic in Liberia (2016) – The Guardian

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