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Three patients infected with Ebola left isolation center in Congo, two found dead

Staff Writer | May 24, 2018
Two missing Ebola patients died in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), a health worker with Medecins Sans Frontieres' (MSF) said.
Congo Ebola center
Africa   176 cases of cholera have been recorded in Nigeria
The head of MSF's mission in the northwestern city of Mbandaka Henry Gray said the two dead are among three people who were confirmed to be infected with Ebola last week and disappeared from the isolation center in northwest Mbandaka a few days ago. Their bodies were later found in a local neighborhood.

In recent days, health workers have reported several patients who disappeared from isolation centers.

The health ministry has yet to comment on the information regarding the deaths of the two people. The medical charity MSF has been working with the health ministry in Equateur Province since the outbreak was declared.

Twelve people have been confirmed killed following an outbreak of cholera in Nigeria's northeastern state of Adamawa, according to health authorities on Wednesday.

A total of 176 cases of cholera have been recorded so far, resulting from a heavy downpour that flooded many sources of water particularly wells in rural communities, said Bwalki Dilli, a public health director in Adamawa.