DR Congo Ebola outbreak now at 27 Deaths.


Ebola a virus of the worlds most dangerous disease has ha killed 27 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The ministry of health confirmed today.

The death, which involved a person confirmed by lab tests as having the viral disease, occurred in Wangata, a district of Mbandaka, the ministry said in a press release.

The deadly Virus which causes excess bleeding from the external body organs has recorded 51 cases since it was declared on May 8th 2018 of which 28 cases have been confirmed, Two suspended and a probability of 21.

the outbreak as per now, is the 9th in the DRC since it was identified in 1976. The last outbreak which triggered nations was experienced in 2017.

The health authorities on Monday began administering a prototype vaccine to a small number of health workers in Mbandaka, as part of the campaign to contain and roll back the disease.

The outbreak began in rural northwestern DRC in a remote location called Bikoro, about 150 kilometres (90 miles) away.

Last Thursday, a first case was reported in Mbandaka, an event that triggered international concern.



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