Ebola outbreak kills 2 in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Kanako Mita and Sawako Uchida
Modern Tokyo Times
The deaths of two people from Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is worrying people and health officials in the North Kivu province. At the moment, it remains unclear if this is a natural sporadic incident – or part of another outbreak.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), it isn’t rare for sporadic cases to happen after a major outbreak. Thus, with one lady who died from Ebola being married to a survivor of the last major outbreak, it appears that it could be a sporadic incident. However, increased vigilance is following the recent deaths from Ebola.
Reuters reports, “Congo’s health ministry has deployed a team to the area and is tracing more than 100 contacts of the two women in the health zones of Biena and Katwa, it said in the statement.”
Over 2,200 people passed away from Ebola between 2018 and the middle of 2020 until this deadly outbreak was ushered over in eastern areas of the DRC. At the same time, a major Measles crisis emerged along with other serious health issues. Therefore, with ethnic violence, religious massacres, and political instability blighting parts of the DRC, it is clear that this nation faces multiple serious issues.
Health organizations on the ground are once more on heightened alert in the fight against Ebola.
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