Kenya on high Ebola alert over DRC outbreak, to screen travellers

Kenya on high Ebola alert over DRC outbreak, to screen travellers

According to him, the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) would also consider sending some team to DRC as part of building capacity for managing the outbreak.

Following the outbreak of Ebola in DR Congo, there is a high possibility that the worldwide friendly match between the central African nation and the Super Eagles of Nigeria will be called off.

In Geneva, the World Health Organization (WHO) said it was working closely with the government in Kinshasa to "rapidly scale up its operations and mobilize health partners, using the model of a successful response to a similar...outbreak in 2017". The disease was first identified in two simultaneous outbreaks, one in Nzara, and the other in Yambuku, a village near the Ebola River from which the disease takes its name.

There are now no clinical vaccine candidates available that protect against all four human-pathogenic Ebolaviruses.

Nigeria, which does not share a border with DR Congo, is the only country in West Africa with a mobile laboratory for haemorrhagic fevers.

The country does not share a border with the DRC, and is separated from it by Chad, Cameroon, the Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo and Gabon. It comes less than a year after an outbreak which killed eight people.

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Recent outbreaks of Chloera, Yellow Fever and the Zika Virus have swept the globe.

Many victims bleed internally and externally before death if the symptoms aren't treated immediately.

At least four new cases of the Ebola virus disease have been reported in Bikoro territory, Equateur province in northwestern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), according to a hospital source on site.

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.

Emergency teams have already been dispatched by WHO, Médecins Sans Frontières and Provincial Division of Health.

The study pointed out that the clinical vaccine candidates will need to be focused on health care workers who are often involved in disease transmission, potentially in combination with the vaccination of patient contacts.

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