Congo confirms its first cases of Ebola, as British patient is flown to the UK
Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo have confirmed the first cases of Ebola virus in the north-western region of the country. Confirming the cases, the country’s health Minister, Felix Kabange Numbi, said 8 people have tested positive to the deadly virus.
“The results are positive. The Ebola virus is confirmed in DRC,” Mr Numbi told AFP
Meanwhile the British health worker who tested positive to the deadly virus in Sierra Leone has arrived back in the UK on board an RAF jet. (pictured above). 29 year old Nurse William Pooley landed at London’s RAF Northolt in a specially-equipped C-17 aircraft today and was transported to an isolation unit at the Royal Free Hospital in north London.
The man is ‘not currently seriously unwell’, a Department of Health spokesman said.
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