New suspected Ebola case recorded in northwest Congo

New suspected Ebola case recorded in northwest Congo

This was as a result of the confirmation by the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) of an outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in Bikoro, Congo. "There are very few paved roads, very little electrification, very poor water and sanitation...the only way we mount a serious response in this outbreak is through an air-bridge", Mr. Salama said. To allow small planes to land in the area, officials are exploring the possibility of clearing an airstrip in Bikoro.

The province of Equateur covers an area of 130 442 km2 and has an estimated population of 2 543 936 people, it has 16 health zones and 284 health centers. In addition, patients who are suspected to have Ebola should be immediately isolated from other patients.

Peter Salama, who leads the WHO health emergencies programme said that they were preparing for all eventualities, speaking at a press conference in Geneva (see video below). Despite the remote location, one worrying sign is that the outbreak involves three separate locations that cover about 37 miles.

Ebola is a highly infectious disease spread through body contact with an infected person.

The authorities in the DRC are now experienced in responding to an Ebola outbreak.

The researchers found that there were no Ebola cases among the 5,837 vaccinated people 10 days or more after getting vaccinated.

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Congo's health minister on Thursday announced the first death since the outbreak was declared early this week, though the hemorrhagic fever blamed for the death has not been confirmed as Ebola.

The outbreak is contained to the Democratic Republic of the Congo so far. Salama said confusion surrounding possible links between the two outbreaks may be stem from nonspecific symptoms of the disease. When we talk about Ebola virus now, the shadow of the 2014 West African epidemic hangs heavy as a warning of what can happen. "At all levels, this has been taken as the highest priority".

Having already deployed personal protective equipment on the ground, WHO plans to have a mobile laboratory up and running by this weekend, following approval from the DRC's Ministry of Health. The DRC has also learnt lessons from subsequent outbreaks.

"We will gather more samples, conduct contact tracing, engage the communities with messages on prevention and control, and put in place methods for improving data collection and sharing", said Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, the WHO's regional director for Africa.

"The estimated budget for the worldwide response is $18mn for a three-month operation", the World Health Organization said at the weekend.

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