Ebola Vaccination Campaign Launches In DRC; Total Ebola Deaths Rise To 27, With 49 Confirmed, Suspected Cases

Associated Press: Nurse dead in Congo as Ebola vaccination campaign starts
“A nurse has died from Ebola in Bikoro, the rural northwestern town where the outbreak began, as the country Monday begins a vaccination campaign in three health zones affected by the deadly outbreak, Congo’s health minister said. The nurse’s death brings the death toll to 27. There are now 49 hemorrhagic fever cases: 22 confirmed as Ebola, 21 probable and six suspected, according to Health Minister Oly Ilunga…” (Mwanamilongo, 5/21).

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