Ebola outbreak: DR Congo confirms first cases

Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo say they have identified cases of Ebola in the country’s north-west.

They are the first reported cases outside West Africa since the outbreak there began.

So far 1,427 people have died from the virus – more than in any other Ebola outbreak.

The number of cases now stands at 2,615. The speed and extent of the current outbreak has been “unprecedented”, according to the WHO.

Source: bbc.com

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