January 23, 2019 / 6:15 PM / in 24 days

Congo records one-day record for confirmed Ebola cases

KINSHASA, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo on Wednesday confirmed 14 new cases of Ebola virus in its eastern borderlands, the largest one-day increase since the current outbreak was declared in August.

In all, the haemorrhagic fever is believed to have killed 439 people and infected another 274 in the eastern provinces of North Kivu and Ituri. (Reporting By Stanis Bujakera; Writing by Aaron Ross, Editing by William Maclean)

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