WHO: Suspected case of Ebola in Democratic Republic of the Congo

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A suspected case of Ebola is being reported by the WHO in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)

A 46-year-old woman who died on 15 August 2022 in Beni, a town located in North Kivu, subsequently, exhibited symptoms consistent with Ebola virus disease.

“While the analysis is ongoing, WHO is already on-the-ground supporting health officials to investigate the case and prepare for a possible outbreak,” said Dr Matshidiso Moeti, World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Director for Africa.

WHO staff are working with health authorities to identify anyone who came in contact with the suspected case and monitor their health. WHO will also work to ensure proper infection prevention and control measures are in place, that treatment can be made available for those who need it, and to raise awareness about Ebola among local communities.

WHO  press release

 

 

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