Five new suspected cases of Ebola have occurred in the Democratic Government of Congo’s northwestern town of Bikoro. The claim was made by a doctor working in the area. Officials declared a new outbreak of the deadly disease last week. The patients are currently exhibiting symptoms of fever, diaorrhea, abdominal pain and intense fatigue.
According to Associated Press, the Bikoro Hospital director Dr Serge Ngalebato, said two nurses who were in contact with patients are among the five suspected to have contracted the disease. As it currently stands, two cases of Ebola have been confirmed in the region.
Dr Ngalebato said one of the patients is a woman from Ikoko Impenge, which is believed to be the epicentre of the latest outbreak. The town is located some 30km from Bikoro.
As per policy, the new patients have been isolated and health officials are trying to stabilise them.