Focus: Infection Control

Two more cases of Ebola confirmed in urban area of Congo

May 24, 2018

Two more cases of Ebola have been confirmed in the north-western city of Mbandaka in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), according to an article on The Guardian website.

The report brings to three the number of confirmed cases in the city of 1 million people, raising the prospect of a wider outbreak than feared.

The discovery of the first case in Mbandaka this week was described as a “major gamechanger” by the World Health Organization (WHO). At the global level, the risk is currently low, according to WHO.

All the deaths so far have occurred in Bikoro, a rural area about 75 miles from Mbandaka. 

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