1 new Ebola death confirmed in Congo, bringing total to 12

May 27, 2018 - 6:35 am

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's health ministry says there has been another death of a confirmed case of Ebola, bringing the number of fatalities to 12.

In a statement released Sunday the Ministry of Health said the new death happened in Iboko, a rural area in northwestern Equateur province. There are now 35 confirmed Ebola cases.

The statement also said that health workers have identified people who have been in contact with confirmed Ebola cases in three areas in Equateur province, the rural areas of Bikoro and Iboko and Mdbandaka, the provincial capital of 1.2 million that is a transport hub on the Congo River.

Congo's health minister Oly Ilunga Saturday flew by helicopter to Bikoro and Iboko to see the deployment of health workers in those areas.

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