Ebola Outbreak Declared After Three Die In Democratic Republic Of Congo


An Ebola outbreak has been declared in the northeast region of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The World Health Organisation says three deaths are being linked to the virus, and it is taking the situation "very seriously". One of those killed had tested positive for Ebola after coming down with a haemorrhagic fever last month in Bas-Uele, a province which borders the Central African Republic. WHO spokesman Christian Lindmeier has told Sky News that work is under way to find people who may have been in contact with the Ebola sufferer. The health agency's regional director is also on their way to Bas-Uele, where residents are being given advice on how to treat their loved ones and perform safe burials. Another WHO spokesman, Eric Kabambi, said: "The case is in a very remote zone, very forested, so we are a little lucky." The DRC suffered a three-month outbreak of Ebola in 2014. Although it was quickly contained, 49 people were killed. Sky News>>>>>

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