Congo announces 1st confirmed death from Ebola outbreak

Risk of DRC's latest Ebola outbreak spreading 'very low'

New Ebola Case In Congo Sparks Fears In Nigeria

There are various hemorrhagic fevers including Ebola. One of the reasons for the size of the 2014 outbreak was the slow response of the World Health Organization for which it was criticized.

"Since the notification of the cases on May 3, no deaths have been reported", it said, without specifying when the first case came to light.

The volunteer health workers stayed in the mission for six months.

The Nigeria football federation (NFF) may cancel the already scheduled worldwide friendly match between the Super Eagles of Nigeria and Democratic Republic of Congo following a fresh outbreak of Ebola in the central African country.

The health ministry said on Thursday it had dispatched a team of 12 experts to the area to try to trace new contacts of the disease, identify the epicentre and all affected villages and provide resources.

World Health Organization confirmed the Ebola on Tuesday and said it was "working closely" to tackle the outbreak.

Fresh cases in the northwest of the African country surfaced after the latest outbreak in capital Kinshasa killed 17 people, health officials say.


President Uhuru Kenyatta with a group of nurses who were deployed to help curb an outbreak of Ebola in Sierra Leone.

In response to the 2017 outbreak, DRC quickly alerted local authorities, began blood testing, announced the outbreak early on, and authorities responded quickly.

Officials in Guinea and Gambia both said they had heightened screening measures along their borders to prevent the spread.

The organisation is prepared to use a new experimental vaccine if needed, said Fall.

He said the council was greatly concerned about the new outbreak of Ebola in Congo, adding that an emergency operation centre would be set up in Nigeria. Health experts caution against panic, pointing to the DRC's strong track record in recent years in containing Ebola outbreaks.

The WHO said that it is working closely with the DRC government to contain the spread of the viral disease. "The generous support from Wellcome and partners like DFID and GloPID-R in combination with WHO's Contingency Fund for Emergencies is already making a difference". "We will gather more samples, conduct contact tracing, engage the communities with messages on prevention and control, and put in place methods for improving data collection and sharing". It will also provide needed supplies.

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