Find Us

DRC reports first urban case of Ebola

 DRC reports first urban case of Ebola
By Evelyn LaverickLouise Miner
Published on Updated
Share this articleComments
Share this articleClose Button
Copy/paste the article video embed link below:Copy to clipboardCopied

Newly developed Ebola vaccines arrive in Kinshasa as fears grow that the deadly virus has spread to the city of Mbandaka


As the first batch of over 4,000 Ebola vaccines arrived in Kinshasa there were warnings that the outbreak had spread to a major city.

So far all the 23 people believed to have died from the virus have been in isolated areas giving the authorities hope of being able to ring-fence it.

But now a case has been detected in the city of Mbandaka with a population of one million people.

It's the ninth time Ebola has been recorded in Democratic Republic of Congo since the disease made its first known appearance near its northern Ebola river in the 1970s.

It's the first time the newly arrived vaccine will have been used since it was developed two years ago

Ebola is most feared for the internal and external bleeding it can cause in victims owing to damage done to blood vessels.

Share this articleComments

You might also like

WHO seeks urgent approval for Ebola drugs

An Ebola vaccination campaign starts on Monday in DR Congo

DR Congo: Ebola outbreak confirmed