- Ebola has resurfaced in Africa, killing one person in the Congo
- Authorities at the DRC have described the outbreak as a “public health crisis”
An outbreak of Ebola has ravaged the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) after three strange deaths have been liked to the deadly virus, the World Health Organisation (WHO) can confirm.
Clinical tests by the WHO tested one of the bodies positive of the Ebola after the patient fell sick of haemorrhagic fever along the borders the Central African Republic.
A spokesperson of the WHO, Eric Kabambi, has assured there is no cause for alarm since “the case is in a very remote zone, very forested.”
The WHO has issued a health alert on its Facebook page:
So far, the health directorate of the DRC has declared the outbreak a “public health crisis of international significance” calling on citizens to help authorities locate persons who may be showing signs of the virus.
The Ebola virus caused alarm globally in 2013 when the world’s worst outbreak began in West Africa – killing more than 11,300 people and infecting an estimated 28,600 as it swept through Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone.
Fortunately for Ghana, there has not been any reported case of the outbreak especially as government put in place chips compounds and detention centers to monitor a possible outbreak.
The scourge of the virus in 2013 saw government put out strict measures in border safety as all passengers on-board flights were subjected to intense medical screening against Ebola.
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