KINSHASA, Congo – The World Health Organization (who) has determined that two suspects of the deadly Ebola virus, a day after the declaration of an outbreak in the Congo.
The U. N. agency said Saturday that there are now 11 suspected cases, including three reported deaths, in Likati in Congo’s northern Bas-Ual Province. WHO said one death has tested positive for Ebola-the strain seen in the country.
The U. N. agency says the first case occurred April 22 in a male, some 870 km from the capital, Kinshasa.
THAT is, together with the government to coordinate a response.
Congo has had seven known outbreaks of Ebola in the past, including one in 2014 with several tens of cases. That outbreak was not connected to the massive epidemic in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, that thousands of links