May 11, 2018 / 11:37 AM / 14 days ago

Northwest Congo hospital receives new suspected Ebola case

KINSHASA (Reuters) - The main hospital in Democratic Republic of Congo’s northwestern town of Bikoro has received a new suspected Ebola case, the hospital’s director told Reuters on Friday.

Bikoro is the nearest major town to Ikoko Impenge, the village where the first reports of the fever appeared. Congo’s health minister on Thursday announced a suspected death in a new outbreak of the virus.

(This version of the story corrects paragraph two to show death was suspected to be Ebola, but was not confirmed).

Reporting By Amedee Mwarabu; Writing by Edward McAllister; Editing by Janet Lawrence

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