At least 17 people have died in an area of northwestern Democratic Republic of Congo where health officials have now confirmed an outbreak of Ebola, the health ministry said on Tuesday.
Of the five samples analyzed, two were found to be positive for Ebola virus serotype Zaire by RT-PCR. Officials from the World Health Organization and other worldwide health agencies are in the area to help contain the outbreak's spread.
They are conducting tests, establishing a chronology of events, and working on identifying the reasons which could have led to this outbreak.
Ebola Virus Disease, which most commonly affecting people and nonhuman primates (monkeys, gorillas, and chimpanzees), is caused by one of five known Ebola viruses.
The latest Ebola outbreak in the northwest of Kinshasa near the border shared with the Republic of Congo has so far killed 17 people.
He says three nurses are among those infected.
Eight people died, including Dr Stella Ameyo Adadevoh, who first attended to Mr Sawyer and helped to ensure a more devastating outbreak was avoided in Nigeria.
From July 1, 2017, to February 20, 2018, Brazil has confirmed 545 cases of yellow fever, with 164 deaths.
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The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has issued alerts to all its regional directors, chief executives of teaching hospitals as well as all relevant agencies and institutions across the country in the face of the outbreak of Ebola in DR Congo.
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The Virus which is transmitted by bats was first discovered in DRC in 1976 and named after the Ebola River.
The WHO, Médecins Sans Frontières and Provincial Division of Health traveled today to Bikoro in an effort to stem the outbreak.
Some African carriers including: Cronos Airlines, Air Cote D' Ivoire, Asky Airlines, African World Airlines, Rwand Air, Kenyan Airlines, Ethiopian Airlines and South African Airways operate flights into their operational hubs that link Democratic Republic of Congo. The virus spreads by direct contact with body fluids, like blood, of an infected human or other animals.
World Health Organization says it is working closely with the government of the DRC to combat the outbreak using the model of a successful response used a year ago.
"WHO will work closely with health authorities and partners to support the national response".