Ebola spreads to third Congo province

August 22, 2019

Ebola has spread to a third province in the Democratic Republic of the Congo this week after two patients tested positive in the Mwenga area of South Kivu, according to an article on the Becker's Clinical and Infection Control website.

South Kivu is located over 430 miles south of where the outbreak first began on Aug. 1, 2018.

The announcement comes days after researchers announced they had found the first effective treatments.

The current outbreak has infected 2,765 people, of whom 1,808 have died.

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