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Second Ebola patient dies in northwestern Congo, WHO says

Second Ebola patient dies in northwestern Congo, WHO says

A second Ebola patient has died in northwestern Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organization (WHO) said, days into a fresh outbreak of the deadly disease. Genetic testing showed an infection confirmed last week in the city of Mbandaka was a new "spillover event", a transmission from an infected animal, and not linked to any previous outbreaks, said the country's National Institute of Biomedical Research. The second fatality was a 25-year-old woman who was the sister-in-law of the first case, the WHO said on Twitter. She began experiencing symptoms 12 days earlier, it said. The first patient began showing…
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