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11th outbreak: Ebola cases in DR Congo rise to 60

Christian Fernsby ▼ | July 20, 2020
At least 60 Ebola virus cases have been recorded in the latest outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced Monday.
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So far there are 60 cases (56 confirmed, 4 probable), 24 deaths and 17 recoveries from the 11th Ebola virus outbreak in Mbandaka, Equateur province, WHO African Region tweeted.

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The WHO office in the Central African country said that a total of 12,959 people have been vaccinated since the start of the drive in early June.

The most affected areas in the northwestern province are Bikoro, Bolomba, Iboko, Mbandaka, and Wangata.

Last week, expressing concern, the UN health agency said it deployed over 70 experts in DR Congo to support it in the fight against the virus. The WHO and the DR Congo government had declared the country free from the 10th outbreak on May 14.