While the world continues its fight against COVID-19, a new breakout of Ebola virus has got the health organizations worried.
According to WHO, the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo shared that a new outbreak of Ebola virus disease has occurred in Wangata health zone, Mbandaka, in Équateur province.
Earlier reports suggest that those six Ebola cases have so far been detected in Wangata, of which four have died and two are alive and under the care.
Congo is also dealing with COVID-19, which now is not the only health threat people face. Although much of our attention is on the pandemic, WHO is continuing to monitor and respond to many other health emergencies.
The country was in the final phase of the outbreak while it also battles COVID-19 and the world’s largest measles outbreak.
Contact tracing in Mbandaka, #DRC is underway. Work is ongoing to send additional supplies to support the government-led response to this new #Ebola outbreak. 25 more people expected to arrive tomorrow. https://t.co/wtEwTODxEG pic.twitter.com/NjmgVom9lA— World Health Organization (WHO) (@WHO) June 1, 2020
This is the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s 11th outbreak of Ebola since the virus was first discovered in the country in 1976.