4 dead in DR Congo’s fresh Ebola outbreak in country’s northwest

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DR Congo has recorded a fresh Ebola outbreak in country’s northwest just weeks before they hoped to declare the end of another Ebola epidemic in the country’s east, the newest outbreak of the disease made it 11th recorded in DRC’s history , the Ebola epidemic in the country’s east has killed 2,280 people since August 2018.
The appearance of the deadly disease on the other side of the vast country comes as an added blow as the DRC attempts to also battle the coronavirus pandemic.
Health Minister Eteni Longondo reported on Monday that “four people have already died” from Ebola in a district of the northwestern city of Mbandaka.
“The National Institute of Biomedical Research (INRB) has confirmed to me that samples from Mbandaka tested positive for Ebola,” Longondo told a news conference. In his speech also said We will send them the vaccine and medicine very quickly and that he plans visiting the venue of the incident before the week runs out.
The Ebola epidemic in the country’s volatile east has killed 2,280 people since it emerged in eastern North Kivu Province in August 2018 and later spread to the neighbouring Ituri province.
The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the outbreak a public health emergency of international concern in July 2019, after the highly contagious virus threatened to spread to the large city of Goma and neighbouring countries. Africa-News reports.

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