Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Thursday confirmed two new cases of Ebola, as stated by the country’s provincial Health Minister Eugene Nzanzu Salita, one of the cases is far from the centre of the outbreak.
The cases were found in Katwa and in Manguredjipa, which is about 150 km west of the city of Butembo, where all the previous cases have been clustered.
One of the new cases was a known contact of another patient, but investigations are underway for the second to know how he might have been infected, said Minister Salita.
Congo now has six confirmed Ebola cases and two deaths since it declared a resurgence of the disease on February 7.
On Thursday, World Health Organization (WHO) announced more than 11,000 Ebola vaccines are expected in Guinea, which has equally been hard hit by Ebola cases, this weekend.