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4 new Ebola cases recorded in north-west DRC

4 new Ebola cases recorded in north-west DRC 4 new Ebola cases recorded in north-west DRC
Anna Jefferson | 10 May, 2018, 14:29

The World Health Organisation (WHO) confirmed the presence of the Ebola on Tuesday after lab tests revealed that two samples of five collected from patients in DRC had contracted the virus. There are various hemorrhagic fevers.

The recommendation will now be discussed with global organisations, such as the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). The five new cases were then identified and sent to the laboratory, Congo's government said. The team will also investigate how the outbreak first started, it said.

It can be recalled that the Ebola outbreak of 2014 saw over 11,000 people killed. Congo has a long track record with Ebola, WHO said. That outbreak was quickly contained and was declared over in July 2017.

The agency was criticised for its slow response to the 2014-2016 Ebola outbreak in Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone, which was the largest in history.

It also remains unclear whether the available vaccine candidates provide the long-term protection that is required for the sort of prophylactic mass vaccination programme that could prevent Ebola, which becomes repeatedly introduced into the human population from animal reservoirs.

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There is no specific treatment for Ebola, which is spread through the bodily fluids of people exhibiting symptoms. "Working with partners and responding early and in a coordinated way will be vital to containing this deadly disease".

"WHO will work closely with health authorities and partners to support the national response". The team found 5 cases, 2 of whom were hospitalized at Bikoro General Hospital and 3 at the Ikoko Impenge Health Center.

World Health Organization plans to deploy epidemiologists, logisticians, clinicians, infection prevention and control experts, risk communications experts and vaccination support teams in the coming days, said the statement.

"I think with this rapid response we will be able to contain it", World Health Organization emergencies director for Africa, Ibrahima Soce Fall, told the Media on Wednesday.

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