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Second Ebola case in Congo confirmed

15 Mai 2017

The first case, which came April 22, involved a 45-year-old man.

According to Allarangar Yokouide, WHO representative in the DRC, the WHO Country Office is working closely with all national and provincial authorities as well as WHO Regional Office and Headquarters and all other partners, to facilitate the deployment of protective equipment and field personnel to strengthen epidemiological surveillance and control the epidemic.

Bas-Uele province, with a population of 900,000 in 2007, is mostly inhabited by the Boa tribe, which subsists through farming and hunting and conducts some trade by way of the Uele River.

Three people have so far died among the 19 suspected and confirmed cases, he added.

He said the symptoms to look out for included fever, fatigue, weakness, dizziness and muscle aches.

The NCDC Communications Person Dr Lawal Bakare revealed this to our Reporter in an interview emphasizing that there was no cause for alarm as Congo DR has had several outbreaks and has been able to overcome it.

A 2007 outbreak of this strain in Congo had a fatality rate of 74 percent, claiming 200 lives.

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The epicenter of the epidemic is the Nambwa Health Area, around 130km from Buta, capital of the Bas-Uele province, which shares the border with the Central African Republic.

The team included epidemiologists, biologists and specialists in the areas of social mobilization, risk communication, community engagement and water, hygiene and sanitation, said Dr. Allarangar Yokouidé, a World Health Organization representative.

She said that the findings from the investigation would be communicated accordingly.

Nigeria experienced the Ebola virus in July, 2014 when a Liberian American, Patrick Sawyer, who had the disease flew from Liberia to the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos and died five days later.

These "disease detectives" are in a good position to help with the current outbreak, Rowland said.

The worst outbreak of Ebola killed more than 11,300 people in the West African countries of Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia and infected more than 28,000.

On Friday, the GAVI global vaccine alliance said 300,000 emergency vaccine doses for Ebola are available in the event of another widespread outbreak, Reuters reports.