Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo

World May 12, 2017 19:24

KINSHASA - Ebola has broken out in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Certainly one and maybe three people have died as a result of an infection with the ebola virus. That reports the Congolese Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization on Friday.

The disease was confirmed after testing on nine people who reported a viral infection around April 22. All come from the northeastern province of Bas-Uele. Three people have succumbed to the fever. 'Our country is confronted with ebola eruption that can cause an international health crisis,' the ministry said.

A spokesperson for the WHO said the outbreak occurred in a remote area and that is a little lucky one. He emphasizes that the infection is taken extremely seriously.

This latest ebola eruption is the eighth in the history of the country. The deadly viral disease was first discovered in the dense tropical forests in 1976 and named after the nearby Ebola river.

In 2014, 42 people were killed in the Democratic Republic of Congo by the virus. At the same time, the disease killed 11,000,000 people in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia.

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