DR Congo: Ebola patient ‘escapes from treatment centre’

An Ebola patient under treatment in the Democratic Republic of Congo has reportedly escaped from the treatment centre. Local officials say the patient tested positive for the virus and was being treated. News website Actualité reports that DR Congo’s health ministry confirmed the incident. The Ebola treatment centre is located in Lubero, in North Kivu province. Authorities say the patient is believed to have returned to the community. The World Health Organization (W.H.O) has declared the current Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo a public health emergency of international…

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