D.R.Congo Confirms Second Ebola Case – Health Official

Less than a week after the first Ebola case was confirmed in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the second case has been confirmed a health official said on Thursday

The second confirmed case was detected by the authorities in the city of Beni on Wednesday, the same day medics began an Ebola vaccination campaign there, city official Michel Tosalisana disclosed

The World Health Organization said three people from the same neighbourhood died in September after experiencing Ebola-like symptoms, which can include severe vomiting, haemorrhaging and diarrhoea.

Beni was an epicentre of the 2018-2020 Ebola outbreak that killed more than 2,200 people and infected more than 1,000 others. The most recent flare-up of the deadly virus ended in May after killing six people.

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It is not yet clear whether the latest cases are linked to previous outbreaks, health officials said.

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