Congo May Have 2 Virus Outbreaks as a New Ebola Case Emerges

Date: 2020-04-12 19:59:15


A new case of the Ebola virus has been confirmed in Congo just 3 days before the country was expected to declare an end to the outbreak. Now, their health system may be faced with battling 2 virus outbreaks at once.

The new case was confirmed in Beni, a community that had been an epicenter of the second-deadliest Ebola outbreak in history.

It had been nearly 42 days without a case, and WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said Congo’s declaration had been planned for Monday. “We have been preparing for and expecting more cases,” he said, reflecting the caution that mixed with optimism in recent days.

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