Friday , February 26 2021
Breaking News
Home / Latest News / New Ebola case could signal fresh outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo

New Ebola case could signal fresh outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo

It comes nearly three months after Congo announced the end to its 11th outbreak hundreds of miles away in the west. That outbreak, which infected 130 people and killed 55, overlapped with an earlier one in the east that killed more than 2200 people, the second-highest death toll in the disease’s history.

The emergence of more cases could complicate efforts to eradicate COVID-19, which has infected 23,600 people and killed 681 in Democratic Republic of Congo. A vaccination campaign is not yet under way in the country.

Congo’s equatorial forests are a natural reservoir for the Ebola virus, which causes severe vomiting and diarrhoea and is spread through contact with body fluids.

Reuters

What in the World

About admin

Check Also

ASX set for sharp losses; $A hits US80c before falling

“The bond market is reacting to the positive economic growth,” said Brent Schutte, chief investment …