Thursday, 16 August, 2018

Ebola outbreak worsens in DRC

This comes days after the first confirmed death in the Democratic Republic of Congo which also has 11 known sufferers (a health worker Why Ebola keeps striking back in DR Congo?
Ben Pena | 14 May, 2018, 21:40

Although the DRC outbreak is of a different strain, the experimental vaccine is still thought to be safe and effective.

The Democratic Republic of Congo will allow a Canadian-developed experimental vaccine in to the country to combat the recent outbreak of Ebola.

It brings to 35 the number of reported cases, including two confirmed, according to the World Health Organization tally.

On Sept. 30, 2014 a medical worker sprayed people discharged from an Ebola treatment center in Monrovia, Liberia.

The worst-ever Ebola outbreak started in December 2013 in southern Guinea before spreading to two neighbouring west African countries, Liberia and Sierra Leone, killing more than 11 300 people out of almost 29,000 registered cases.

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The UN agency is working with the country's Ministry of Health and global nongovernmental organization Médecins Sans Frontières to conduct ring vaccinations across the affected region, where contacts of those infected, followed by contacts of those contacts, would all be vaccinated. There have since been sporadic outbreaks that have been contained including eight in Congo since 1976. Coordination is vital as the vaccine must be kept at minus 60 degrees Celsius.

Ebola is a highly infectious disease spread through contact with even small amounts of bodily fluid of an infected person.

Médecins Sans Frontières has set up four five-bed mobile isolation units to increase the hospital bed capacity in Bikoro, which is now 15 beds.

"I am impressed by the strong leadership the Government of DR Congo showed in the response to this outbreak from day one" said Dr Tedros, "In Bikoro I saw first-hand the efforts the national health authorities and all our partners are investing in rapidly establishing the key elements of Ebola containment".

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