DRC: Fresh Ebola outbreak kills two in Equateur Province

The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday that it was taking steps to help deal with a new outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo's rural northwest, after two cases of the deadly virus were confirmed in the market town of Bikoro.

Congo's Health Ministry said two of the five samplesit sent to the National Institute of Biological Research in Kinshasa, came back positive for the disease.

The samples were gathered after health officials in Equateur Province notified Kinshasa on May 3 of about 21 cases of a hemorrhagic fever in the Ikoko Impenge area, including 17 deaths, according to WHO and Congo's government.

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