At least 11 dead in new Ebola outbreak in Congo


No fewer than 11 people have died in the resurgence of Ebola outbreak in the western province of Equateur of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

As of Sunday, authorities had reported 14 confirmed infections and three probable cases in and around the northwestern city of Mbandaka in Équateur province, resulting in 11 deaths to date.

The news comes while the country’s 10th outbreak is ongoing across the eastern North Kivu and Ituri provinces, which has killed more than 2200 people since 2018.

At the same time, the central African country is contending with the world’s largest measles outbreak which has claimed over 6,000 lives as well as the spread of the coronavirus.

The World Health Organisation says over 2,500 people have been vaccinated across the Equateur province so far.

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