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Ebola vaccines arrive in Congo

Date: May 16, 2018

The first batch of experimental Ebola vaccines to combat an outbreak suspected to have killed 20 people arrived in Congo’s capital Kinshasa on Wednesday, a Reuters witness who saw them being unloaded at the airport said.

The Health Ministry said a vaccination programme would start on the weekend in Democratic Republic of Congo’s north-western Equateur province, where dozens of others are suspected to have been infected.

Only two cases have been confirmed by lab tests.

The vaccines were sent from Europe by the World Health Organisation.

--Reuters--

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