Ebola case found in new DR Congo area

The Democratic Republic of Congo has suffered a setback in its efforts to contain a year-long outbreak of Ebola, with a new area reporting its first cases.

The local authorities in South Kivu province said a mother and her child had tested positive for the virus.

The woman has since died.

She is believed to have travelled hundreds of kilometres from the eastern Congolese city of Beni, which has been at the centre of the outbreak since it began last August.

In all, more than 1,800 people have died.

Source: bbc.co.uk

Electron micrograph of an Ebola virus virion

Electron micrograph of an Ebola virus virion

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