One dead as Ebola resurface in Congo
A new case of Ebola has been identified close to the city of Butembo in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), three months after the United States of America announced an stop to the virus.
This new case marks the begin of Congo’s 12th Ebola outbreak since the virus was found near the Ebola River in 1976.
The country’s health minister, Eteni Longondo instructed state television, RTNC that the deceased, a woman died in a hospital in Butembo, two days after she showed signs and symptoms of the virus.
Longondo in addition revealed that the deceased became married to a man who had reduced in size the virus in a preceding outbreak.
“The deceased changed into a spouse of a farmer who become also a survivor of Ebola. She started to expose regular signs of the ailment on February 1 however passed away two days later.
“however, the provincial reaction group has resumed work and could be supported through the national reaction crew to be able to go to Butembo shortly.
“also, we were capable of music more than 70 those who came into contact with the deceased while the places she visited are being disinfected,” Longondo stated.