New Ebola case detected in eastern Congo

DR Congo - The virus is spread through contact with body fluids.



By AFP

Published: Sun 7 Feb 2021, 9:47 PM

DR Congo on Sunday announced a “resurgence” of Ebola in the country’s troubled east after a woman died of the disease, just three months after authorities declared the end of a previous epidemic.

“We have another episode of the Ebola virus in the east,” in the North Kivu province, Health Minister Eteni Longondo told state television RTNC.

“It was a farmer, the wife of a survivor of Ebola, who showed typical signs of the disease on February 1,” he said, adding that she died on February 3. The virus is spread through contact with body fluids.

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