Aug 2, 2018 - Health

DRC faced with another outbreak of Ebola virus

Health workers in an Ebola safety zone in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in June. Photo: Junior D. Kannah/AFP/Getty Images

Just days after an Ebola outbreak that killed 33 people was declared over in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, there’s a new one. Four people tested positive for the disease, more than 1,500 miles away from the location of the last outbreak, though there's no link between the two, per Reuters.

The silver lining: This is the best we can do. Science magazine notes that the health ministry said the detection of the new outbreak "is an indicator of the proper functioning of the surveillance system."

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