AUGUST 24, 2018 A doctor living in the town of Oicha in North Kivu has been re-hospitalized with Ebola symptoms after his wife was confirmed as having the disease when she traveled to the nearby city of Beni, said Dr. Peter Salama, WHO’s head of emergency operations.
Since the outbreak erupted on Aug. 1, 103 confirmed and probable cases of Ebola have been identified in North Kivu and Ituri provinces, including 63 deaths, Congo’s health ministry said in an overnight update.
Oicha is almost entirely surrounded by ADF Ugandan Islamist militia, and there are “extremely serious security concerns” following many civilian killings, he said. Aid workers, priests and government officials are held hostage in the area, he added.
More than 100 armed groups operate in all of volatile eastern Congo, including dozens in North Kivu.
The doctor’s initial test for Ebola - which causes vomiting, hemorrhagic fever and diarrhea - had been negative but fresh results ar…