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Two new Ebola deaths in Congo

22 May 2018 | News

Merck is now sending an additional 8,000 doses of its vaccine to the country, on top of the 8,640 doses it already shipped in conjunction with the World Health Organization.

Singapore- Two new deaths from Ebola - including one in the provincial capital of Mbandaka - and seven new confirmed cases have been recorded in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Congo has faced nine outbreaks of the hemmorhagic fever since it was discovered along the country's Ebola river in 1976. The government and international partners have deployed significant resources to the northwestern Equateur province in a bid to quickly contain its spread.

Merck is now sending an additional 8,000 doses of its vaccine to the country, on top of the 8,640 doses it already shipped in conjunction with the World Health Organization.

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