Goma/Kigali - A year after the start of the deadly Ebola outbreak in Congo, a third case has been confirmed in Goma, authorities said Thursday, as neighbouring Rwanda closed the border between the two countries.
On Wednesday, a man died of the highly-contagious virus in Goma, and it is his 1-year-old daughter who is now the third confirmed case in the city of about 2 million.
"There's a third confirmed case. It's the daughter of the patient who died yesterday," Aruna Abedi, coordinator of the Ebola response in Goma, told dpa.
"The little girl is in hospital, but the virus could be fatal as mortality rates are high in children," Abedi added.
Thursday marks a year since the start of the epidemic, the second-worst on record, which has led to more than 1,800 deaths in the central African nation.