Health worker among new Congo Ebola patients

April 12, 2019

A health worker in Musienene is one of the new Ebola patients added to the outbreak, according to an article on the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy website.

The cases raise outbreak totals to more than 1,100. In total, there have been 695 deaths since the outbreak began last August in North Kivu and Ituri provinces.

The healthcare worker in Musienene brings the total number of health workers infected during the outbreak to 82 (7.4% of all confirmed or probable cases), and 29 of them have died, the DRC said.

Community deaths have been a compounding factory of this outbreak, as they enable the virus to spread more easily among family members and funeral attendees.

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