New cases of ebola in Mbandaka city

New cases of ebola in Mbandaka city

World May 19, 2018 06:12

kinshasa - In the city of Mbandaka in the northwest of the Democratic Republic of Congo three new cases of the infectious Ebola disease have been detected. The Ministry of Health confirms that the Ebola virus was found in the Wangata district, near the Congo River.

Mbandaka is a city with more than one million inhabitants, located on the Congo a transit port for trade and transport to the capital Kinshasa. There had certainly been one case earlier this week.

The World Health Organization WHO expressed its concerns. As a result, the outbreak, which is estimated to have killed 25 people, is much more difficult to combat. Until then, the deadly cases were mainly in more isolated areas, where it was easier for authorities to contain the virus.

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