Two cases of the Ebola virus disease have been confirmed by a lab report in the Democratic Republic of Congo, according to a source from the Ministry of Health on Tuesday.
The two cases were confirmed by the laboratory of the National Institute of Biomedical Research in Equateur Province, northwestern DRC, said the source.
NAN reports that in the 2014 to 2015 outbreak, 11,000 people died, mainly in Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Liberia.
This time, for the first time, health officials have another weapon they can use. The world has an experimental vaccine that could be deployed if needed.