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Ebola outbreak has been declared in DR. Congo after one person who died tested positive for the virus

Ebola outbreak has been declared in DR. Congo after one person who died tested positive for the virus.

Ebola outbreak said to have reoccurred in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) after one person who died of hemorrhagic fever tested positive for the virus. Two others may have also died from the disease.

The case was confirmed following tests on nine people who came down with hemorrhagic fever in Bas-Uele province, in the northeast of the country, in late April, according to a statement from the country’s health ministry.

Dr. Allarangar Yokouide, WHO’s representative in Congo, said the first teams of specialists should arrive in the affected area of Likati on Saturday. The zone is some 1,300km from the capital, Kinshasa.

Ebola outbreak took place in west Africa from the year 2013 -2016. In the year 2016 it stopped, there seem to be yet another sign of Ebola returning again. The first cases were recorded in Guinea in December 2013; later, the disease spread to neighboring Liberia and Sierra Leone.

On 29 March 2016, the WHO was said to have terminated the Public Health Emergency of International Concern status of the outbreak. Subsequent flare-ups occurred; the last was declared over on 9 June 2016, 42 days after the last case tested negative on 28 April 2016 in Monrovia.

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