Ebola case confirmed in Congo city on Rwanda border

July 23, 2019

Congo’s Health Ministry recently confirmed the first case of the Ebola virus in the city of Goma, located on the Rwanda border, according to an article on The Washington Post website.

The case could signal a major escalation for the outbreak. 

Goma has a population of more than a million people and is located on Congo’s border with Rwanda, where tens of thousands cross on foot daily, the article said.

The new case in Goma involves a pastor who traveled there from Butembo by bus, according to the Health Ministry. The other 18 passengers on the bus are expected to be given an experimental vaccine.

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