New Ebola Outbreak Confirmed In Democratic Republic Of Congo

Four new cases of Ebola have been confirmed in the Democratic Republic of Congo, just a week after the country announced the end of its ninth Ebola outbreak.

Congo’s Ministry of Health was notified Saturday of 26 cases of fever “with hemorrhagic signs” and 20 deaths in Beni, a city in the northeast province of North Kivu. Of the six samples analyzed for Ebola, four came back positive.

Authorities do not believe this outbreak is connected to the one that infected 54 and killed 33 people in Equator province, as they are separated by more than 2,500 kilometers (1,553 miles).

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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