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DRC hit by second Ebola outbreak amid COVID-19 battle

2 June 2020, 12:48 PM

Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo say there’s been a new Ebola outbreak in the western city of Mbandaka.

Congo confirms new Ebola case

1 June 2020, 7:12 PM

Democratic Republic of Congo declared a new Ebola epidemic on Monday in the western city of Mbandaka, more than 1,000 km away from an ongoing outbreak of the same deadly virus in the east.

Escape of Ebola patient in Congo sparks fear of further infection

20 April 2020, 3:00 AM

An Ebola flare-up in eastern Congo may spread again after a patient escaped from a clinic, complicating efforts to contain the disease that has infected six people since last week, the World Health Organization said on Sunday.

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DRC records third new Ebola case from same infection chain

14 April 2020, 3:38 PM

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) recorded a third new Ebola case on Monday, a seven-year-old girl who had started showing symptoms after visiting the same health centre as the two previous cases, the World Health Organisation said on Monday.

Ebola patient dies in Congo, first case in 50 days

11 April 2020, 2:00 PM

The first person to contract Ebola in Democratic Republic of Congo in more than 50 days has died, the government said on Friday, ending hopes that the second worst outbreak of the disease in history might be over.

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