Breaking News: Ebola strikes in DR Congo, Three confirmed dead

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Ebola after effects threaten food shortages in West Africa U.N. - Breaking News: Ebola strikes in DR Congo, Three confirmed dead

An Ebola outbreak has been declared in northeast Democratic Republic of Congo with three people losing their lives already. 

This information was made available by the World Health Organization (WHO), today after the Ebola virus caused three deaths in the northeast area of the country since April 22, 2017.

Of the nine people suspected to have contracted the deadly virus, three have died already. One case of Ebola confirmed through tests at the national laboratory in the capital Kinshasa, WHO Congo representative Allarangar Yokouide said in a statement.

The World Health Organization (WHO) said the recent Ebola outbreak affected region affected lies 1,300km (800 miles) north-east of Kinshasa, close to the border with the Central African Republic.

A spokesperson for the UN’s WHO Eric Kabambi, told Reuters: “It (the case) is in a very remote zone, very forested, so we are a little lucky.

“We always take this very seriously”.

It can be recalled that the last Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo in the year 2014 was quickly contained, though it killed 49 people according to official figures.

More to follow…..

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