WHO: Ebola Cases Double to 62 in DRC

Geneva, September 11 (QNA) – The number of suspected and confirmed Ebola infections in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has doubled to 62 within a week, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Thursday in Geneva.

Only one additional death was recorded between September 2 and September 9, bringing the toll to 35, the UN health agency said, citing the latest available figures provided by the government of the Central African country.

The outbreak in DRC has occured independently of the one in West Africa and involves a different virus strain. WHO said that the government of DRC has launched a robust response to counter the outbreak.(QNA)

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