Were registered new cases of hemorrhagic fever by the ebola virus in the city of Mbandaka, Republic of Congo, a country not so affected by the coronavirus. There are already 4 deathsin addition to the advancement of the coronavirus in that continent.
“There are four dead people there. The National Institute of Biomedical Research (INRB) I just reported that the tests that come from Mbandaka are positive for the disease by the ebola virus“he said, according to the agency ANSA.
In August of 2018 had broken out in the south of the Congo, an outbreak of ebola causing 2.264 deaths.
Weeks ago, the World Health Organization (WHO) had warned that although the last patient of ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) had been high at the beginning of march, the outbreak would not finish and the risk of occurrence of new cases was “very real”.
It is the second largest epidemic and lethal history after that hit west Africa in 2014 to 2016, which left more than 11,000 dead, and the largest that has been made against the Congo, where the disease is endemic.
New #Ebola outbreak detected in western #DRC, near Mbandaka, Equateur province. @MinSanteRDC you have identified 6 cases, of which 4 people have died. The country is also in the final phase of battling Ebola in eastern DRC, #COVID19 & the world’s largest measles outbreak.
— Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (@DrTedros)
June 1, 2020
The ebola virus is transmitted through direct contact with blood and body fluids contaminated, causes haemorrhagic fever and can reach a mortality rate of 90% if not treated on time, according to published M1.
In terms of the covid-19, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo did not have an impact as highat least according to the official data that indicate up to today 3.194 positive cases, 72 deaths and 454 people recovered.