WHO traces contacts in DR Congo’s new Ebola case

The World Health Organization says it has identified more 100 people who came into contact with a new case of the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

It says they are being closely monitored for symptoms and vaccinations will start in the next few days.

Over the weekend the health authorities declared the third Ebola outbreak in Equateur Province since 2018.

A 31-year-old man who contracted the virus in the city of Mbandaka died.

DR Congo has experienced 14 outbreaks which have claimed thousands of lives.

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