The worst day of the Ebola outbreak in the DR Congo? Officials reveal 24-hour record of 14 new cases

Mail Online | 1/24/2019 | Vanessa Chalmers Health Reporter For Mailonline (Posted by) Level 3
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Democratic Republic of the Congo recorded its largest one-day increase of Ebola cases yesterday, as the country's deadly outbreak shows no signs of slowing.

A further 14 cases of the virus were confirmed yesterday, taking the total to 713 cases since the epidemic was declared in August.

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Nine of the new cases were in Katwa, a city of a several hundred thousand people just outside Butembo.

Several other zones in this district have been hit already, and fears are growing that the disease could spread into Uganda and Rwanda.

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The virus has already taken the lives of 439 people, making it the second worst outbreak in history, after the 2013-2016 outbreak in West Africa.

The health ministry said in a daily bulletin that the area near the Ugandan border has emerged as the...
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