Ebola outbreak grows in western DR Congo: WHO

Ebola outbreak grows in western DR Congo: WHO

Ebola is spreading in western Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) with 48 cases being confirmed since authorities announced the outbreak in the region on June 1, Mike Ryan, the WHO’s top emergencies expert, said.

Ryan said there were three additional probable cases, while a total of 20 people have died.

“This is still a very active outbreak, and I would say it is still a great concern,” Ryan told a news briefing.

The WHO said it has vaccinated 11,327 people against Ebola in the past month.

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