In Africa, recorded a new outbreak of Ebola

By | June 1, 2020
In Africa, recorded a new outbreak of Ebola

Head of WHO Tedros Adan Gebreyesus argues that coronavirus is not the only threat to date.
 
In the west of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, near the city of Mbandaki, a new outbreak of Ebola hemorrhagic fever was recorded. An expert of the World Health Organization is already working on the spot, head of WHO Tedros Adan Gebreyesus told Twitter.
 
“The DRC Ministry of Health has identified six cases of the disease, including four deaths,” the WHO Director-General wrote.
 
Gebreyesus also noted that the country is already at the final stage of the fight against Ebola in the eastern part, as well as with COVID-19 and the world’s largest measles outbreak.
 
According to him, the current outbreak of Ebola serves as a reminder that coronavirus is not the only threat to life and health that people face.
 
The Ebola epidemic in the DRC began in July-August 2018, mainly in the remote eastern provinces of Ituri and North Kivu. As a result, according to media reports, more than two thousand people died from the disease. This is the second Ebola epidemic in a decade.
 
The first was in West Africa in 2013-2016. She claimed, according to official figures, more than 11 thousand people.

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