KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — A Congolese official says the man who became the second confirmed Ebola case in the city of Goma has died.
Ebola response coordinator Jean-Jacques Muyembe confirmed the death on Wednesday morning, a day after the case was announced.
Muyembe has said there appears to be no link between the case and the previous one in Goma that was announced two and a half weeks ago.
It is not immediately clear how the man arrived in Goma on July 13 from a mining area in northeastern Ituri province and what he did after he started showing symptoms on July 22. He was isolated at an Ebola treatment center on Tuesday.
The second-deadliest Ebola outbreak in history was declared a rare global health emergency days after the first Goma case was confirmed.