Ebola death in Goma heightens fears virus will jump borders
Densely populated lakeside city in the DRC is a transport hub
Goma — A second person has died of Ebola in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) city of Goma, the country's pointman for the epidemic said on Wednesday, heightening fears the disease could spread through the densely populated transport hub.
The latest death from the dreaded haemorrhagic virus was announced almost a year since the first cases of the outbreak were recorded on August 1 last year. Since then the virus death toll has risen to 1,803, according to figures published on Wednesday.