The Democratic Republic of Congo Has Declared Another Ebola Outbreak

An outbreak of the Ebola virus is suspected to have killed 17 people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in the past few weeks, according to reports

On Tuesday, the DRC declared an outbreak of the disease after two of five samples from patients in the Bikoro region tested positive for Ebola. 

“Over the last few weeks, 17 deaths as a result of hemorrhagic fever have been reported in the health zone of Bikoro, Equator Province, in Democratic Republic of Congo,” Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said in a statement shared with Global Citizen. “After the testing of five samples from this health zone, the National Institute for Biological Research of DRC has confirmed that two have tested positive for the Ebola virus.”

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