Virus infection: Another outbreak of Ebola in Congo, 4 patients died after 2 months

Virus infection: Another outbreak of Ebola in Congo, 4 patients died after 2 months

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Ebola virus threat in violence-hit eastern region of Democratic Republic of Congo
The DRC declared the end of the Ebola epidemic in the country early last month
This is the 14th outbreak of Ebola virus in this country.

Kinshasa. The Ebola virus threat has re-emerged in the North Kivu province of the violence-hit Eastern Region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). A suspected case of Ebola virus is being investigated in the region. A few weeks after the last Ebola virus epidemic was declared over, the World Health Organization (WHO) has expressed fears that a new outbreak of Ebola virus will start.

According to the AFP news agency, the DRC declared the end of the Ebola epidemic in its country early last month. Whereas two months later, the Ebola virus has re-emerged in the region near the north-western equator. The WHO said there had been four confirmed cases and one suspected case of Ebola. All of them have died. According to the WHO, this is the 14th outbreak of Ebola virus in the country since the disease was discovered in 1976.

Now officials fear that the 46-year-old woman who died on Monday in the eastern region of North Kivu may also be infected with the Ebola virus. The WHO said in a statement that he was initially treated at a hospital in the city of Beni for other ailments. But later symptoms like Ebola virus disease were seen in them. His samples have been sent to the lab for testing.

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WHO’s regional director for Africa, Matshidiso Moeti, said in a statement that the WHO is already cooperating with health authorities to investigate the case and prepare to deal with a potential outbreak. While the government on Saturday urged people to exercise caution and said that there are vaccine stocks in North Kivu. It is important to note that Ebola is a deadly viral fever. The main symptoms are fever, vomiting, bleeding and diarrhea. The deadliest epidemic in the DRC in 2020 killed 2,280 people. The WHO said on Friday that two current treatments have significantly reduced Ebola deaths.

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