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Fear as Ebola patient ‘escapes from treatment centre’



A patient being treated for Ebola has escaped from a treatment centre in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

News website Actualité quotes DR Congo’s health ministry as saying
that a person who tested positive for the virus escaped from the Ebola
treatment centre in Lubero, in North Kivu province, and is believed to
have returned to the community.

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According to the website, the patient tested positive for Ebola on 25
July and medical teams are “attempting to trace the individual”. The
outbreak has killed more than 1,700 people over the past year and last
week, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the outbreak an
international health emergency.

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