CORRECTED-UPDATE 3-Congo death signals new Ebola outbreak-ministry
(Corrects number of deaths in 2014 outbreak in paragraph 6)
* Outbreak is Congo's eighth, most of any country
* Nine suspected cases, three deaths
* Authorities could respond with new vaccine
By Aaron Ross
KINSHASA, May 12 (Reuters) - A person in Democratic Republic of Congo who died of a haemorrhagic fever has tested positive for the Ebola virus, signaling the start of a new outbreak, the Health Ministry and the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday.
The case was confirmed from tests on nine people who came down with a hemorrhagic fever in Bas-Uele province in the northeast of the country on or after April 22, a ministry statement said. Three people have died of fever.
"Our country must confront an outbreak of the Ebola virus that constitutes a public health crisis of international significance," the ministry said.
The WHO's Congo spokesman, Eugene Kabambi, said: "It is in a very remote zone, very forested, so we are a little lucky. We always take this very seriously." Continued...