WHO Says 19 Dead, 39 Infected in DRC Ebola Outbreak
The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) reported 39 suspected, probable,
or confirmed cases of the deadly Ebola virus between April 4 and May 13,
including 19 deaths, the U.N. health agency said Monday.
In a statement, the DRC said 393 people who identified as contacts
of Ebola patients were being monitored. Information about the outbreak
in Bikoro, Iboko, and Wangata health zones in Equateur province still
was limited, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in a statement.
Currently, the Ebola outbreak did not meet the criteria for
declaring a “public health event of international concern,” which would
trigger the formation of an emergency WHO committee.