Democratic Republic of Congo's (DRC) Minister of Public Health Felix Kabange confirmed Wednesday a total 42 people have lost their lives to Ebola virus disease in confirmed or suspected cases. Out of 42 a total 30 cases were confirmed Ebola positive out of which 16 died two remain in isolation and 12 are healed. Other deaths are suspected and probable cases Xinhua reported citing the minister. Kabange said that 243 people were being monitored among the 245 who had been in contact with Ebola patients. 'The dead include eight health workers and three isolation cases all in the Equateur province'