Ebola Outbreak : WHO Provide Support team in DRC

Ebola Outbreak : WHO Provide   Support team  in DRC

The  World Health Organisation, have sent  a rapid response team to provide support  needed in the Democratic Republic of Congo, DRC, after a new case of Ebola virus was reported on February 1 near the city of Butembo.

The General Director of the  WHO, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus made this announcement during a press briefing  on February 08, 2021.

According to him, More than 70 contacts with the deadly virus have been identified, and WHO is supporting local and national authorities to trace them and provide care where needed.

So far, no other cases have been identified, but it is possible there will be further cases because the woman had contact with many people after she became symptomatic” Dr Ghebreyesus said.

He equally  specified that Vaccines have been sent to DRC in order to prevent the spread of the deadly virus in the area. “Vaccines are being sent to the area and we hope that vaccination will start as soon as possible”. He added.

Health authorities revealed on Sunday that, a woman was found with Ebola virus symptoms in the city of Biena town on February 1 and she lady later died from the virus two days after.

 This marks the  12th Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo since its first discovery in 1976 near Ebola River.

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