Corrected: Congo says another suspected death in latest Ebola outbreak

First Death in New Ebola Outbreak Confirmed in Congo

Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that Ebola deadly virus that raged in some West African countries several years ago, staged a return in northwest part of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), killing 17 people.

The UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) has also mobilized doctors, sanitation and hygiene specialists, to help contain the spread of the disease. Salama said confusion surrounding possible links between the two outbreaks may be stem from nonspecific symptoms of the disease.

Fortunately, the DRC, which has had more Ebola outbreaks than any other country, has developed effective ways of controlling the virus.

Guinea, Sierra Leone and also Liberia have recorded lethal outbreaks of this disorder inside the past four years.

"However, early signs including the infection of 3 health workers, the geographical extent of the outbreak, the proximity to transport routes and population centres, and the number of suspected cases indicate that stopping this outbreak will be a serious challenge".

"This advance team brought the first batches of equipment, mostly containing rapid diagnostic tests for the Ebola virus and laser thermometers", the Health Ministry statement said.

The virus is transmitted to people from wild animals and spreads in the human population through human-to-human transmission, either through direct contact with bodily fluids such as blood or secretions or contact with materials that are contaminated with these liquids. These were sent to Institute National de Recherche Biomédicale in Kinshasa on 7 May 2018, where the two samples from Ikoko-Impenge were found positive by reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) assay for Ebola virus on the same day. WHO said it was working with Kongo officials to scale operations in the region and to mobilize public health partners there.

The Kenyan government has come out to speak following Ebola outbreak in DRC. This is the fourth time that an Ebola outbreak has been reported in the former province of Equateur, following those of 1976, 1977 and 2014. "I think there could be surveillance bias-it's hard to say", he says, noting the neighboring Republic of the Congo had multiple Ebola outbreaks in the early 2000s, although none have been reported since 2003.

First symptoms generally include the sudden onset of fever, fatigue, muscle pain, headache and sore throat. The $252 million in cuts proposed by Trump is the amount remaining in that Obama-era package, according to a report in The Atlantic magazine - leaving nothing specifically allocated to deal with any future Ebola epidemic.

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