Sadly, the fourth person has died in an Ebola virus outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo. This was confirmed yesterday by the spokesman from the World Health Organisation (WHO).
It was gathered too, that since the WHO declared the outbreak on May 12 in north-eastern Bas-Uele province, 37 suspected cases are being monitored, WHO’s Eugene Kabambi said.
Among these suspected cases, two however, were confirmed in the laboratory and three were regarded as probable Ebola cases, Kabambi said. Community health agents are monitoring 400 people who may have come into contact with those killed by the virus.
“People who were in contact with the first case reported on April 22 came out unscathed after the 21 days of observation,’’ Kabambi said.
Recall that the Democratic Republic of the Congo has suffered seven previous outbreaks of Ebola since the virus was discovered in the country in 1976. The last outbreak, in 2014, left 49 people dead.