May 29, 1995 in Nation/World

Sixth Nun Succumbs In Ebola Outbreak

Compiled From Wire Services

The sixth nun based in this Italian community died Sunday in Kikwit, Zaire, of the Ebola virus, a spokesman for her religious order said.<<<<

Sister Vitarosa Zorza, 51, had gone from the capital, Kinshasa, to help out at the hospital before a series of mysterious deaths had been attributed to Ebola, said the spokesman, the Rev. Arturo Bellini.

Five other members of the Sisters of the Poverelle, including their leader in Africa, have died, and a Zairian member of a Turin-based congregation also succumbed.

The epidemic has killed at least 122 people.

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