Ebola death toll hits 26 in DR Congo

Ebola death toll hits 26 in DR Congo. The death toll of Ebola disease has increased to 26 in DR Congo. A person has just died in the northwest city of Mbandaka from the dreaded virus making the total death recorded to be 26.

“A death was recorded (on Sunday), while two people who had been confirmed as ill with the Ebola virus were cured on Saturday,” Health Minister Oly Ilunga said.

Ebola death toll hits 26 in DR Congo

The two cases occurred at Bikoro, a remote area where the outbreak began and then spread to Mbandaka — an event that has deeply worried health experts.

Since the outbreak was announced on May 8, there have been 49 cases, comprising 22 confirmed by laboratory tests, 21 probable and six suspected, Ilunga said. Three new cases had been reported on Saturday.

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