Over the past few days, four new Ebola cases were confirmed in one of the former hot spots in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) outbreak, Kalunguta, which had gone 63 days with no new cases.

The DRC’s Ebola technical committee (CMRE) said in its daily report for Dec 25 that investigators are exploring how the first two patients in the new cluster­—sisters ages 7 and 5—were exposed to the virus.

Kalunguta cluster details

 

Credit: CDC Cynthia Goldsmith

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