Congo confirms 33 Ebola cases in past week, of whom 24 died

A Congolese health worker prepares to administer Ebola vaccine, outside the house of a victim who died from Ebola in the village of Mangina in North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo, August 18, 2018. REUTERS/Olivia Acland/Files

GOMA, Congo (Reuters) – Congo has confirmed 33 cases of Ebola virus in the past week, of whom 24 died, the health ministry said on Monday.

The ministry said the latest cases were confirmed between Oct. 8 and 14. In total, more than 200 suspected cases of the deadly hemorrhagic fever have been reported since the outbreak began in July, all but a couple of dozen of them confirmed, while some 130 people have died.

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