The Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC) ministry of health recorded 19 new cases of Ebola today in the ongoing outbreak in North Kivu and Ituri provinces. Eleven new deaths were also recorded.

The new cases raise the outbreak total to 1,739, including 1,147 deaths. A total of 332 suspected cases are still under investigation.  Six of the newly recorded deaths occurred in the community, raising the risk of further transmission.

Vaccination stopped for 5 days

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See also:

May 15 DRC update

May 14 WHO situation report

May 15 Devex story

May 15 BMJ study