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Four Dead As WHO Announces Fresh Ebola Outbreak In Congo


IN CONGO - The World Health Organisation has announced a new outbreak of the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the WHO made the revelation in a tweet on Monday.

He said so far six cases have been identified with four people already dead.

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

@DrTedros
A new #Ebola outbreak detected in western #DRC, near Mbandaka, Équateur province. @MinSanteRDC has identified 6 cases, of which 4 people have died. The country is also in final phase of battling Ebola in eastern DRC, #COVID19 & the world’s largest measles outbreak.


 

He said, “A new #Ebola outbreak detected in Western #DRC, near Mbandaka, Équateur province. @MinSanteRDC has identified six cases, of which four people have died.

“The country is also in final phase of battling Ebola in Eastern DRC, #COVID19 and the world’s largest measles outbreak.

“@WHO already has staff in Mbandaka, #DRC supporting the new #Ebola outbreak response

“This outbreak is a reminder that #COVID19 is not the only health threat people face. WHO is continuing to monitor and respond to many health emergencies.”

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