A case of Ebola virus disease (EVD) has been confirmed in a patient in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), according to the World Health Organization today.
The DRC Ministry of Health in a statement said case was confirmed from tests on nine people who came down with a hemorrhagic fever in Bas-Uele province in the northeast of the country on or after Apr. 22.
Officials say this is a very remote area.
Ebola was confirmed by the reference laboratory in Kinshasa.
This is the first EVD case reported in Africa since the West Africa outbreak in 2014-2015 where a total of 28,616 Ebola cases have been reported in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, with 11,310 deaths.
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