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SECOND EBOLA DEATH CONFIRMED IN DR CONGO FOLLOWING FRESH OUTBREAK

A second Ebola patient has died in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

This is coming days after a fresh outbreak emerged in the city of Mbandaka, in Equateur province.

The World Health Organization said the second fatality was a female relative of the first case.

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Dr. Gervais Folefack, who co-ordinates the emergency programmes run by the World Health Organisation (WHO) in the Democratic Republic of Congo,  told newsmen that it was difficult for the response team to trace her because she ran away from the team.

The health authorities said more than 100 people had been identified as possible contacts adding that a vaccine was expected to be rolled out this week.

 

 

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