A new case of Ebola has been confirmed in the northwestern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), bringing the total number of confirmed cases to three, since the 14th Ebola outbreak was declared in the country in late April.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Office for Africa stated this in a tweet this Thursday, saying the newly confirmed case is a 48-year-old man who was a high-risk contact of the first case.
It added that 444 contact cases have been identified so far.
Recall that the DRC declared its 14th Ebola outbreak on April 23, after the first case was confirmed in Mbandaka, the capital of DRC’s northwestern Province of Equateur, a city on the Congo River.
The first two confirmed cases, who were relatives, died after showing symptoms.