Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Democratic republic of Congo ; taxi driver is 2nd person to die in Ebola outbreak.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) announced that Congo was experiencing an outbreak of Ebola in the Bas-Uele province more than 800 miles from the capital city of Kinshasa. The case count has climbed from nine suspected patients to 20, with three suspected deaths. According to WHO spokesperson , two of the deaths have been confirmed by laboratory testing. The first and possible index case as a man aged 39 years who died upon arriving at a health care facility. The second death was a taxi driver who drove the initial patient to the health care facility. There is no known cause of the Ebola outbreak has been identified yet, but WHO said a field investigation and contact tracing of the suspected patients was underway.