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DR Congo announces ‘resurgence’ of Ebola

By AFP
07 February 2021   |   5:32 pm
DR Congo on Sunday announced a "resurgence" of Ebola in the country's troubled east after a woman died of the disease, just three months after authorities declared the end of a previous epidemic.

(FILES) In this file photo taken on August 13, 2018 Medical workers disinfect the coffin of a deceased unconfirmed Ebola patient inside an Ebola Treatment Centre run by The Alliance for International Medical Action (ALIMA) on August 13, 2018, in Beni. – A woman died of the Ebola virus disease in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo on February 7, 2021, Congolese Health Minister Eteni Longondo announced, noting the “resurgence” of the disease in the country. (Photo by John WESSELS / AFP)

DR Congo on Sunday announced a “resurgence” of Ebola in the country’s troubled east after a woman died of the disease, just three months after authorities declared the end of a previous epidemic.

“We have another episode of the Ebola virus in the east,” in the North Kivu province, Health Minister Eteni Longondo told state television RTNC.

“It was a farmer, the wife of a survivor of Ebola, who showed typical signs of the disease on February 1,” he said, adding that she died on February 3.