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Rwanda: MoH Reassures Rwandans Following Ebola Outbreak in DR Congo

Rwanda: MoH Reassures Rwandans Following Ebola Outbreak in DR Congo”

Three among the dead were medical practitioners, he said, adding that there were also 120 cases of unexplained deaths reported in March and last month in the northeastern Ituri Province.

Forty-two cases of the Ebola virus has been reported in the Democratic Republic of Congo in the present outbreak, according to the country's Ministry of Public Health.

"We have agreement, registration, plus import permit, everything formally agreed already", Tedros told reporters. With varying symptoms ranging from fever to diarrhoea, there were a total of 869 contacts and 20 laboratory confirmed cases were recorded.

So far, 19 people have died of Ebola in DRC. "All is ready now, to use it".

Information about the outbreak in Bikoro, Iboko and Wangata in Equateur province was still limited, the WHO said, but at present the outbreak does not meet the criteria for declaring a "public health event of global concern", which would trigger the formation of an emergency WHO committee.

Punch reports that 4,000 doses of Ebola vaccine would be sent to DRC by World Health Organization in the nearest furture.

"The vaccination campaign starts next week, everything depends on the logistics because the vaccine must be kept at minus 60 degrees Celsius, and we need to assure that the cold chain is assured from Geneva to Bikoro", she said.

"Furthermore, the ministry is working with health authorities in other urban centres near Mbandaka, including Kinshasa and Kisangani, to prepare contingency plans in these cities as well", Ilunga said.

This is the ninth Ebola outbreak in Congo since 1976, when the deadly disease was first identified.

The new experimental vaccine, developed by the Canadian government and now licensed to the US -based Merck and has been shown to be highly effective against the virus.

The shot, which was tested in Guinea in 2015 at the end of a vast Ebola outbreak in West Africa, is designed for use in a so-called "ring vaccination" approach.



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