UN Releases $1.5m To Help DR Congo Fight Ebola

UN has allocated $ 1.5 million to help the Democratic Republic of Congo fight Ebola, just days after confirming its first case this year.

The UN Mission in the DR Congo said that amount could double in the near future, with the money being released from a fund set aside to meet humanitarian needs around the world.

Last week, the DR Congo recorded 13 deaths with symptoms of haemorrhagic fever and performed tests on dozens of others who had come into contact with them.

Kinshasa confirmed two Ebola cases on Sunday, but claimed they were unrelated to the epidemic currently ravaging West Africa.

The confirmation marked the seventh outbreak of Ebola in DR Congo, where the virus was first identified in 1976.

Source: News 24
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