Ebola virus: One new death confirmed in Congo, toll rises to 12

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By: AP |
Published: May 27, 2018 6:49:48 pm


In this photo taken Friday, May 25, 2018, UNICEF staffer Jean Claude Nzengu, center, talks with members of an Ebola vaccination team as they prepare to administer the vaccine in an Ebola-affected community in the north-western city of Mbandaka, in Congo. (Source: AP)

Another person has died in Congo of a confirmed case of Ebola, bringing the number of fatalities to 12, said the country’s health ministry. The new death happened in Iboko, a rural area in northwestern Equateur province, said the health ministry statement released Sunday. There are also four new suspected cases in the province, said the statement. Congo now has 35 confirmed Ebola cases.

Health workers have identified people who have been in contact with confirmed Ebola cases in three areas in Equateur province, the rural areas of Bikoro and…

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