Congo health ministry confirms 2 cases of Ebola

Congo health ministry confirms 2 cases of Ebola

"We want to assure Nigerians that the federal government is concerned about the outbreak and will do everything possible to keep the country safe", he said.

The announcement came after two new cases were confirmed in the town of Bikoro in northwestern Congo.

Local health officials in the Ikoko Impeng village of Bikoro observed some 21 people who had been displaying signs of hemorrhagic fever, prior to the outbreak. "Working together with partners and reacting early and at a co-ordinated manner will be critical to containing this fatal disease".

In Africa where most outbreaks happen, particular species of fruit bats are considered natural hosts for the Ebola virus.

In this photo taken February 4, 2015, biologist Olivier Mbaya works with serum samples from healthy volunteer participants in a European study of an experimental Ebola vaccine, at the Vaccine Research Center at the National Institutes of Health in.

The virus then spreads between humans by direct contact with infected blood, bodily fluids or organs, or indirectly through contact with contaminated environments. The brand new instances had been reported from a small well being facility about 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Bikoro.

Medical teams supported by the World Health Organization and medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres were dispatched to the zone on Saturday and took five samples from suspected active cases.

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The disease that raged in some African countries several years ago, staged a return recently in northwest part of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), killing 17 people.

"Our country is facing another epidemic of the Ebola virus, which constitutes an global public health emergency", the health ministry of Congo said in a statement, NPR reported. The last outbreak, which occurred in the northern Bas Uele province, reported eight cases with four deaths, according to the CDC.

Bikoro is located on the shores of Lake Tumba close to the border with the Republic of the Congo.

WHO, in cooperation with DRC's Ministry of Health, immediately scaled up its operations in the country to rapidly respond to this health emergency and stop the disease from spreading.

Some people who have recovered from Ebola have developed long-term complications, such as joint and vision problems.

The 2014-15 outbreak was the largest, mainly affecting three countries in west Africa: Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

Health care workers go through an emergency simulation Ebola exercise at the Tanjung Emas port on December 04, 2014 in Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia.more +.

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