CONGO: Catholic Priest 'Infected With Ebola' As Death Toll Revised Down

There will be bloody wars and famines, plagues and infectious diseases. Our Lady of La Salette 19 Sept. 1846 (Published by Mélanie 1879)    

DRC priest 'infected with Ebola' as death toll revised down

Mbandaka (DR Congo) (AFP) - A Catholic priest has been quarantined in the Democratic Republic of Congo after being infected with Ebola as health officials on Friday revised down the number of deaths to 22. "We have quarantined a priest from the diocese of Mbandaka-Bikoro who tested positive" for the Ebola virus, a medical source told AFP on Thursday, on condition of anonymity. Religious authorities in the town could not be immediately contacted. The Congolese Health Ministry on Friday published a new death toll for the latest outbreak following laboratory tests on bodies. The number of overall deaths as of May 23 was confirmed as 22, not the previously reported 27, the communique said. The number of those infected was also revised down from 58 to 52, including 31 confirmed, 13 probable and 8 suspected cases. It was not possible to establish whether the priest was among them. Source


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