Lab tests have confirmed Ebola infections in four more people from four different locations in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the country’s health ministry said today.

In other developments, a new survey conducted among residents of the DRC’s Ebola-hit region found that the vaccine was well tolerated and had high acceptability .

Four new cases, 4 more deaths

The four new cases are in Mandima, Katwa, Butembo, and Kayina. Also, 240 suspected illnesses are under investigation. The new cases push the outbreak total to 936 cases, which includes 871 confirmed and 65 probable infections.

Four more people died from their infections, including two in community settings in Mandima and Butembo, an occurrence known to raise the transmission risk. Two of the deaths occurred in Ebola treatment centers, one in Mabalako and one in Beni.

Credit: CDC Cynthia Goldsmith

Since the outbreak began, 591 people have died from Ebola.

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