May 24, 2018 / 11:28 AM / 3 months ago

Two Congo Ebola patients attended church with 50 people before dying - MSF

GENEVA, May 24 (Reuters) - Two Democratic Republic of Congo Ebola patients who fled hospital in the city of Mbandaka on Monday attended a prayer meeting with 50 people hours before they died, Jean-Clement Cabrol, an emergency medical coordinator at Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders), said on Thursday.

Health officials are scrambling to contain an outbreak of the deadly disease in the heavily populated port city in northwest Congo that is believed to have killed 22 people since April.

Reporting By Stephanie Nebehay Writing by Edward McAllister

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