Congo receives first doses of Ebola vaccine as outbreak hits urban centre - News Summed Up

Congo receives first doses of Ebola vaccine as outbreak hits urban centre


The first batch of 4,000 experimental Ebola vaccines to combat an outbreak suspected of killing 23 people arrived in Congo's capital Kinshasa on Wednesday. Health officials hope they can use it to contain the latest outbreak in northwest Congo. The outbreak was first spotted in the Bikoro zone, which has 31 of the cases and 274 contacts. Outbreak in 'new phase'Late Wednesday, Congo's health minister announced a case of Ebola in Mbandaka, a city in the northwest which has a population of about one million people. Health Minister Oly Ilunga Kalenga said in a statement that the country's Ebola outbreak had entered "a new phase" after the case was confirmed.


Source: CBC News May 16, 2018 18:00 UTC


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