Vote For Better, Reliable Candidates, Obasanjo Urged NigeriansCUPP Condemn BUHARI For Refusing To Sign Electoral BillStop Insulting Obasanjo, Secondus Warns OshiomoleNYSC For NOUN Graduates, Approved By President BuhariGeneral Abubakar: I Cannot Return As Civilian PresidentBishop Oyedepo Blasted Presidency Hate Talk Over His Statement On President CloningVeteran Comedian Baba Sala Laid To RestWhy Fuel May Be Scarce Nationwide From Tuesday2019: Kevin Hart steps downBREAKING NEWS: Reekado Banks Officially Leaves Mavin Records
Ebola Fresh Outbreak:Over 17 Dead In Northern Congo
Comments Off on Ebola Fresh Outbreak:Over 17 Dead In Northern Congo | | May 9, 2018 2:01 PM

The deadly virus Ebola, has resurfaced in the northwest part of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), killing 17 people,after raging in some West African countries several years ago.Image result for ebola outbreak in congo

Congo ’s health ministry on Tuesday described the fresh outbreak as a “public health emergency with international impact. Twenty-one cases of fever with hemorrhagic indications and 17 deaths” have been recorded in Equateur province, it said.

Recorded as Congo’s ninth known outbreak of Ebola since 1976 when the deadly viral disease was first identified in then-Zaire by a Belgian-led team. In Geneva, the World Health Organization (WHO) said lab tests in the DRC confirmed the presence of Ebola virus in two out of five samples collected from patients.  “WHO is working closely with the government of the DRC to rapidly scale up its operations and mobilize health partners, using the model of a successful response to a similar to an outbreak in 2017,” it said in a statement.

ALSO READ:   Buhari At The 17th National Productivity Day At NAF Conference Center Abuja

A team of experts from the WHO, Doctors without Borders (DRC) and Equateur province traveled to Bikoro on Tuesday to beef up coordination and carry out investigations, it said.

The worst-ever Ebola outbreak started in December 2013 in southern Guinea before spreading to two neighboring West African countries, Liberia and Sierra Leone. That outbreak killed more than 11,300 people out of nearly 29,000 registered cases, according to WHO estimates, although the real figure is thought to be significantly higher.

ALSO READ:   Man Shares His Ordeal Of Gigantic Snake Found In His Toilet

There is no current vaccine to prevent Ebola or licensed treatment for it, although a range of experimental drugs is in development. Early care with rehydration may boost the chance of survival.


Copyright 2018 E247Magazine. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to as the source.

Comments Off on Ebola Fresh Outbreak:Over 17 Dead In Northern Congo


Comments are closed.

Access Bank
Facebook Page Like
Twitter Tweets
%d bloggers like this: