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A health worker dressed in protective suit at the newly constructed MSF Ebola treatment centre in Goma Democratic Republic of Congo on Aug 3 2019 WATCH: Mozambique sets up Ebola screening at Malawi border
Anna Jefferson | 06 August, 2019, 08:08

Already more than 180,000 people in Congo's yearlong outbreak have received an experimental but effective Merck vaccine, but health experts worry about the availability of doses as the virus now spreads in a major city, Goma, along the Rwanda border.

While Ebola has remained within the Congolese borders, the number of cases now reported in the busy border city of Goma has raised fears of the virus spreading into Rwanda, Uganda and beyond.

She is the daughter of the second patient, a gold miner, who died earlier in the week.

The man who died last week was in his 40s and was returning to the city from the northeastern Ituri province where there had not been any Ebola cases confirmed in the latest outbreak. The current goal is to strengthen surveillance and bring the detection rate to 80%, he said.

All travels to Ebola-hit areas in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) should be avoided due to the Ebola outbreak in the country, Rwandan Health Minister Diane Gashumba said Thursday. "We are excited about this (trial) ... because this is one of the promising vaccines", he said.

The Janssen vaccine has already been tested in about 6,000 people, majority Africans, Kaleebu said.

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"If we continue on that basis, this epidemic could last two or three years", he told a news conference in Goma. Juliet Mwanga, a co-investigator on the trial, said there is the need "to study many vaccines" in light of Congo's epidemic. While it is now free of the virus, three people died in June after crossing into the country's Kasese district on an unguarded footpath.

Mr Muyembe added that the man's sister, who had travelled to DR Congo's South Kivu, had been brought back to Goma for testing over the weekend. Still, there is no licensed cure for Ebola, a fatal disease spread by close contact with bodily fluids of the infected person.

"For countries like Mozambique, the risk is considered low, there are no trade restrictions on trade with Congo, but the vulnerability of migration leads us to take precautionary measures", she said.

Ebola is an acute and severe viral disease, characterized by the sudden onset of fever, muscle aches, vomiting, and diarrhea and bleeding in the body orifices.

To date, Rwanda has trained over 23,957 people including Doctors, Nurses, hospital staff, Community Health Workers, religious leaders, Red Cross Volunteers and security organs.

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