Emergency in Congo as ebola returns

Emergency in Congo as ebola returns

The government has ordered the screening of all travelers coming entering the country following an Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo. This location also housed the International Medical Commission's (IMC) radio station.

A health worker walks across an Ebola quarantine unit, after a case of the illness was confirmed in the village of Muma, Congo, on June 13, 2017.

A new outbreak of the Ebola virus has been confirmed by the government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), after two people tested positive for the disease in Bikoro, in the country's north-west.

$1m has now been released by the WHO to support DRC contain the latest outbreak with more than 50 experts deployed to help health officials in the country.

In this photo taken February 4, 2015, biologist Olivier Mbaya works with serum samples from healthy volunteer participants in a European study of an experimental Ebola vaccine, at the Vaccine Research Center at the National Institutes of Health in.

"We know that addressing this outbreak will require a comprehensive and coordinated response", Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, the WHO Regional Director of Africa, said in a statement.

The virus, which can cause multiple failures of organs, is transmitted from person to person through contact, through the mouth, nose or broken skin with blood or other body fluids of infected people.

In recent years, outbreaks have been more isolated, including one in Congo last year that killed four out of eight infected patients.

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Congo's health ministry on Tuesday, May 8, described the fresh outbreak as a "public health emergency with worldwide impact." .

The disease is believed to be spread by bats, who can incubate the virus without being affected by it.

Bikoro is situated on the shores of Lake Tumba in the north-western part of the DRC.

Ebola has been confirmed in at least two people in the northwestern town of Bikoro.

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

That outbreak killed more than 11,300 people out of almost 29,000 registered cases, according to World Health Organization estimates. Initial symptoms can include fever, headache, joint and muscle aches, weakness, diarrhoea, vomiting, stomach pain lack of appetite and in some cases internal and external bleeding, according to WHO.

On the night of Sunday July 20, 2014, Patrick Sawyer, a Liberia-American lawyer, entered Nigeria via the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos, with the Ebola Virus Disease.

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