The death toll this month from Ebola in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has risen to four. This was reported on Sunday by the France-Presse agency with reference to the Minister of Health of the North Kivu province Eugene Naznzu Salita, Trend reports referring to TASS.
“To date, six cases of the disease caused by the Ebola virus (EVD) have been identified in the province,” he said. “Four infected people have died, the last death was recorded on February 20.”
The first case of Ebola infection this year was detected on 1 February in Butembo, in North Kivu province. A woman whose husband had had EVD last year came to the hospital. She died two days later. Provincial authorities have announced the start of the 12th Ebola outbreak in DR Congo. The Butembo area was one and the epicenter of the 10th Ebola outbreak, which occurred from August 1, 2018 to June 25, 2020. At this time, 3,470 people became infected, 2,287 died.