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An Ebola case is located in a remote area of ​​DRC controlled by a militia

August 19, 2019


Congolese authorities have confirmed a new case of Ebola in Walikale, a remote territory in the province of North Kivu controlled by a militia and located hundreds of kilometers away from previous cases near the border with Uganda and Rwanda, as reported The Ministry of Health.

Specifically, the case has been detected in Pinga, a town that is 150 kilometers west of Goma, one of the cities affected by the Ebola outbreak, and much further away from the epicenter of it in Butembo and Beni.

The Ministry has also confirmed a third case in the South Kivu region, located more than 700 kilometers south of the place where the first case was registered.

Since the Congolese government declared the outbreak on August 1, 2018, Ebola has already left almost 2,900 and about 2,000 dead, which makes it the deadliest recorded to date in the country and the second worldwide after that of West Africa.