WHO has confirmed the new update of Ebola virus in Democratic Republic of Congo after going 52 days without a case of the deadly virus. WHO Director-General, Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus said;
“Three new cases have been confirmed – two people who died in the community and one person who was in contact with one of them.
The source of their infection is still under investigation. It is likely that additional cases will be identified.
Flare-ups are expected at the tail-end of Ebola outbreaks.
Our teams in Beni are experienced in responding to new cases and acted quickly to engage with affected communities, investigate alerts, identify and vaccinate contacts, decontaminate affected homes and health facilities, and send samples for sequencing,’’