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Democratic Republic of Congo reports fresh Ebola outbreak

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The Democratic Republic of the Congo reported a fresh Ebola outbreak in its northwest on Monday (June1), the latest health emergency for a country already fighting an epidemic of the deadly fever in the east as well as a surging number of coronavirus infections.  As quoted by AFP.com, the 11th Ebola outbreak in the vast central African country's history comes just weeks before it had hoped to declare the end of the 10th in the east. Health Minister Eteni Longondo said that "four people have already died" from Ebola in a district of the northwestern city of Mbandaka. Minister Longondo told a press conference on Monday that the National Institute of Biomedical Research (INRB) has confirmed to me that samples from Mbandaka tested positive for Ebola. He said the Ministry   will send them the vaccine and medicine very quickly and  plan to visit the site of the outbreak at the end of the week//AFP

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