DR Congo reports 11 new fever cases, death amid Ebola outbreak


In addition, it will help the DRC's health authorities work out what resources are needed, and then help fill the gaps.

As of 11 May, 34 Ebola cases have been reported in the area in the past five weeks, including 2 confirmed, 18 probable (deceased) and 14 suspected cases. This may also occur through contact with an item recently contaminated with bodily fluids.

Based on lessons learned in past outbreaks, the World Health Organization has already produced some technical materials in the local language and sent them to the area, Salama said.

The WHO says it is unclear whether the virus may be transmitted through sexual intercourse, but urges safe-sex practices among all Ebola survivors and their sexual partners.

NAIJ.com notes that he said that World Health Organization had alerted the nine neighbouring countries but now regarded the risk of regional spread as "moderate". In a trial of 11,800 people in Guinea in 2015, the vaccine had 100 per cent efficacy, giving hope it could be a game-changer in preventing Ebola from spreading. The cases are in a remote area of the country with "absolutely dire" infrastructure. "Those coming from DRC will be monitored after they have been cleared by health officials at all the ports", Adewole said, adding that this included transit passengers from high-risk countries.

Symptoms of Ebola include fever, severe headache, muscle pain, diarrhea, vomiting and unexplained bruising or bleeding.

Nigeria was hailed as having contained the virus in 2014, with 8 deaths, following fears that it could spread through the commercial capital of some 20 million inhabitants and across Africa's most populous country of around 180 million people. They are tasked with investigating the situation on the ground and organizing the response.

If you don't die from Ebola, you might suffer from long-term disability and stand the risk of being persistently infected with a chance of the disease reoccurring years later.

During the 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa, there were four reported cases of the Ebola virus reaching the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control. The country was struck by a smaller outbreak past year.

Whether experts will be able to find infected bats during the latest DRC outbreak remains unknown, partly because there may have been undetected cases of the disease dating back months; any culprit bat colony may have moved on by now.

Thanks to their quick response, the efforts of WHO, DRC, and its partners to minimize the impact of the outbreak were successful.

The Kenyan government has come out to speak following Ebola outbreak in DRC.