Author Topic: The return of Ebola: Death toll rises to 26 in Democratic Republic of Congo  (Read 240 times)

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The Ebola death toll in the Democratic Republic of Congo has risen to 26, with eight neighbouring countries also at risk as the deadly disease plagues the region.

The country's health ministry announced another death this morning, with four new cases of the deadly disease confirmed.

The World Health Organisation declared the risk of the disease spreading within the Congo as 'very high', after 46 cases of hemorrhagic fever were confirmed, 21 confirmed as Ebola, 21 probable and four suspected.

It has not yet branded the outbreak a world health emergency, but Angola, Zambia, Tanzania, Uganda, South Sudan, Rwanda, Burundi and the Central African Republic are all in danger of catching it.

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