This case could be linked to three other deaths in that area: two children and their father who live near the confirmed case.
Madrid. (European media). The authorities of the Democratic Republic of the Congo reported they had tested positive to Ebola virus in Busiri North Kivu. This raised concerns about the possibility of another outbreak.
According to the World Health Organization, this was a 3-year-old boy with general weakness, loss in appetite, abdominal pain and dyspnea. On October 6, he died.
Three other deaths may have occurred in the same region: two children who live near the confirmed case and their dad. Three patients who had symptoms similar to Ebola died on September 14, 19, 29, and 29. They were not tested.
A WHO and Congo investigation team were sent to the area to verify that there was no safe burial.
The end of the 12th Ebola epidemic in Nigeria was announced on May 3. It also began in North Kivu, particularly in Butembo and Baina as well as Katwa, Musine Nei, and other cities.