Congo confirms 2 Ebola cases in northwest, 10 suspected

The National Institute for Biological Research in the DRC confirmed the two cases and said 10 more were suspected.

FILE: This picture released by the World Health Organisation at the Doctors without borders isolation ward of Kampungu shows MSF nurse Isabel Grovas (L) and Dr Hilde Declerck (R) taking care of a 43-year-old patient who had Ebola haemorrhagic fever. AFP.

KINSHASA - Congo has confirmed two cases of Ebola in the northwestern town of Bikoro, two government health official said on Tuesday, and one of them added that at least 10 more cases were suspected.

Jean Jack Muyembe, head of the National Institute for Biological Research in the Democratic Republic of Congo, confirmed the two cases and said 10 more were suspected.