14 July, Kathmandu
Ebola is spreading in western Democratic Republic of Congo, with nearly 50 known cases across a large region bordering the Republic of Congo and the Central African Republic, the World Health Organization has said.
On Monday, Mike Ryan, the WHO’s top emergencies expert, said that 48 cases have been confirmed in DR Congo’s Equateur province since authorities announced a new outbreak there on June 1.
Also, there were three additional probable cases, he said, while a total of 20 people have died.
The new cases in DR Congo’s Equateur mark the country’s 11th major Ebola outbreak since the virus was discovered near northern Congo’s Ebola River in 1976.
Source: International News Agencies