WHO says fourth person dies from Ebola in the DRC


File: A dedicated Ebola clinic was treating Guinea's only known case of the virus on Thursday.

JOHANNESBURG – A fourth person is suspected to have died after succumbing to Ebola in the Democratic Republic of (DRC) Congo.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Sunday that the person had died in a remote part of north-eastern DRC, bringing the total number of cases in Africa to 37.

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Two of the 37 cases were confirmed as Ebola, while three, including the latest death, are considered probable of being Ebola, while 32 were suspected, WHO’s Congo spokesman Eugene Kabambi told media.

Mobile laboratories have been dispatched to the zone where the disease is prevalent by the health authorities who are monitoring 416 people who had come into contact with sufferers, Kabambi added.