(This May 10th story corrects to show death and other new cases of illness in Congo are suspected to be Ebola but have not been confirmed; clarifies number of suspected cases.)
KINSHASA (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo’s Health Minister Oly Ilunga on Thursday announced a suspected death from Ebola in a new outbreak of the disease and said nine other new suspected cases had also emerged.
At least 17 people have died since inhabitants of a village in the country’s northwest began showing symptoms resembling Ebola several months ago. However, those cases were not confirmed through testing.
Reporting by Patient Ligodi; Writing by Edward McAllister; Editing by Joe Bavier