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A new case of Ebola confirmed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, says WHO

Kinshasa, May 5: According to the World Health Organization (WHO), a new case of Evola hemorrhagic fever has been confirmed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), and the total number of infections since the 14th outbreak of the disease was declared in April is reported. it was done.

According to the Xinhua News Agency, the Congolese Ministry of Health confirmed a third case of Ebola in Mbandaka on Wednesday. “The 48-year-old man was the first high-risk contact,” the WHO Africa Regional Office tweeted Thursday. , Add that 444 contact cases have been identified.

The Democratic Republic of the Congo declared the 14th outbreak of Ebola on April 23, after the first case was confirmed in Mbandaka, the capital of the state of Equator in the northwestern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, a city along the Congo River. Cases or deaths of Ebola were reported last week.

The first two confirmed cases of relatives died after showing symptoms. The DRC has experienced the 14th outbreak of Ebola since 1976. The current outbreak is the sixth in 2018 alone and is the most frequent outbreak in the country’s history of Ebola.

According to WHO, previous outbreaks in Ecatal were in 2020 and 2018, with 130 and 54 cases recorded, respectively. In December 2021, the DRC declared the end of the 13th outbreak of Ebola. In this outbreak, eight cases have been identified, including six deaths in North Kivu, with a possible three.

(The above story was first published on May 5, 2022 at 4:30 pm IST. Log on to our website for news and updates on politics, the world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle. please. latestly.com).

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