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Tuesday, 30 April 2019

The Virus Returns: Ebola Kills 26 Persons in a Single Day


Image result for ebolaDR Congo's health ministry, today Tuesday, disclosed that 26 persons died of Ebola in one single day. The biggest death toll to have ever hit the country from the disease.
The present outbreak is the second deadliest on record, after the epidemic that struck West Africa in 2014-2016 and claimed the lives of more than 11,300 people.
The health ministry revealed it had counted 957 deaths in the country, of which 891 were confirmed cases and 66 suspected ones.
“There were 26 deaths from confirmed cases” on Sunday, April 28, in the northeastern North Kivu province, the ministry said in a statement.
It said of the total deaths of 957, 33 were health workers who had succumbed to the disease.
The DR Congo declared a tenth outbreak of Ebola in 40 years last August in North Kivu before the virus spread into the neighbouring Ituri region.

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