The World Health Organization (WHO) announced a new Ebola outbreak in Congo amid the Coronavirus pandemic.
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General, announced through Twitter, the new outbreak of this disease in a province of the Congo.
“A new #Ebola outbreak detected in western #DRC, near Mbandaka, Équateur province.” he wrote.
Furthermore, Adhanom reported that the country’s Ministry of Health has already detected at least 6 cases of Ebola, with fatal consequences.
“@MinSanteRDC has identified 6 cases, of which 4 people have died,” he added.
The WHO director noted that this new resurgence of the disease was recorded in one of the final phases of that country’s fight to eradicate Ebola, given that at the same time they are also fighting Covid-19 and a terrible outbreak of Measles considered “the world’s largest measles outbreak.”
For two years, the Democratic Republic of the Congo has been trying to end Ebola infections from its borders with Rwanda and Uganda.
In that place, the health crisis has claimed the lives of more than 2,200 people in populations so remote that cases have not been detected for more than a month.
A new #Ebola outbreak detected in western #DRC, near Mbandaka, Équateur province. @MinSanteRDC has identified 6 cases, of which 4 people have died. The country is also in final phase of battling Ebola in eastern DRC, #COVID19 & the world’s largest measles outbreak.
— Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (@DrTedros) June 1, 2020