Democratic Republic of Congo records new Ebola case
Written by Olarotimi Oshin on August 23, 2022
The Ministry of Health in the Democratic Republic of Congo has confirmed a new case of Ebola in its violence-wracked east just weeks after the end of a previous epidemic.
It is recalled that the Democratic Republic of Congo early last month declared its latest Ebola outbreak over, more than two months after the virus re-emerged in the northwestern Equateur province.
Following an investigation into suspected case by the World Health Organization, the Ministry Health in the Democratic Republic of Congo has confirmed a positive case from a sample of a 46-year-old woman who died on August 15 in Beni city, North Kivu province.
The Ministry added that tests showed that the case is linked to a previous strain of the virus from 2018 and was not a new variant and reassured the public that officials are working hard to respond to the situation. It also noted that about one hundred and sixty people have been identified as contact cases.