The World Health Organization has raised its assessment of the public health risk from Democratic Republic of Congo's Ebola outbreak to "very high" at the national level, from "high" previously, it said in a statement on Friday.
The WHO will be deploying about 30 experts to scrutinise and inspect the city, is working along with the Ministry of Health and also believes in engaging with the communities to prevent and treat and report about new cases. The city is about 93 miles from Bikoro, the rural area where the outbreak was announced last week.
The European Commission said it would dispatch urgent humanitarian aid to contain an outbreak of the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The other death was a suspected case in Wangata, a suburb of Mbandaka on the Congo River, the ministry said.
According to the Ministry, "In total since the start of the epidemic, there have been 45 cases of hemorrhagic fever, including 10 suspected cases, 21 probable cases, and 14 confirmed cases", the ministry said in a statement on Friday. There had been 25 deaths, but no new infections among healthworkers, Jasarevic told reporters.
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The Ebola outbreak in the DRC has entered a "new phase" after it spread to a large city, Health Minister Oly Ilunga said on Wednesday.
Notably, about 23 people have reportedly died and 42 people have contracted the virus since Epola outbreak began earlier in May. Ebola is a highly infectious disease spread through contact with even small amounts of bodily fluid of an infected person.
The WHO is sending 7,540 doses of an experimental vaccine to try to stop the outbreak in its tracks, and 4,300 doses have already arrived in Kinshasa.
But WHO advised against any restriction of travel and trade to the Democratic Republic of the Congo based on the now available information. Under surveillance is placed, as mentioned above, more than five hundred people, one way or another had contact with the infected.
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In 2017, insurgents tried to overrun the capital three times, according to the Afghanistan Analysts Network. A total of 43 Taliban fighters were killed during the battles in three different districts, he added.
It will be used to protect health workers and "rings" of contacts around each case. It was tested in Guinea during the outbreak that killed more than 11,300 people in West Africa from 2014 to 2016.
Ebola is thought to be spread over long distances by fruit bats and is often transmitted to humans eating contaminated bushmeat - meat from wild animals such as monkeys or antelopes.
This is the ninth Ebola outbreak in DRC since 1976, when the disease was first identified.
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