An ongoing surge of Ebola cases in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) saw another double-digit rise today, with 15 new cases, the health ministry said in its daily update.

In other developments, a US research team announced yesterday it has received Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance to use animal models in its development of remdesivir, one of the experimental treatments being used to treat patients in the DRC outbreak.

Infections push total to 1,059

All of the 15 newly confirmed cases are from the main epicenters and other smaller hot spots that have recently reported cases. Five are in Vuhovi and 4 in Katwa, and three locations each have 2 cases: Mandima, Oicha, and Beni.

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See also:

Mar 29 DRC update

Mar 28 USAMRIID news release