Congo confirms one dead from Ebola, 11 others infected

Congo confirms one dead from Ebola, 11 others infected

KINSHASA (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo's Health Minister Oly Ilunga on Thursday announced the first confirmed Ebola death in a new outbreak of the disease and said 11 other people are now confirmed to be infected.

At least 17 people have died since inhabitants of a village in the country's northwest began showing symptoms resembling Ebola several months ago. However, those cases were not confirmed through testing.

(Reporting by Patient Ligodi; Writing by Edward McAllister; Editing by Joe Bavier)

This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed.


Updated Date: May 11, 2018 00:10 AM

Also Watch

IPL 2018: Royal Challengers Bangalore eye revival against Chennai Super Kings as 'Cauvery Derby' comes back to life
  • Thursday, April 26, 2018 In the Kanjarbhat community, a campaign against 'virginity tests' is slowly gaining ground
  • Tuesday, April 24, 2018 It's A Wrap: Beyond the Clouds stars Ishaan Khatter, Malavika Mohanan in conversation with Parul Sharma
  • Monday, April 9, 2018 48 hours with Huawei P20 Pro: Triple camera offering is set to redefine smartphone imaging
  • Monday, April 16, 2018 Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore interview: Sports can't be anyone's fiefdom, we need an ecosystem to nurture raw talent

Also See