Monday, 28 May, 2018

Reported Ebola Cases Hits 42 In Congo - Ministry

EBOLA OUTBREAK 19 deaths confirmed 39 suspected cases reported in DRC WHO says 19 dead, 39 infected in Congo Ebola outbreak: WHO
Jean Garcia | 16 May, 2018, 15:06

She said that recent reports by the World Health Organization showed that the disease was back in neighboring Congo with 19 deaths and 39 infected casualties recorded so far.

The upper chamber of the National Assembly also called for screening of passengers at the ports, adding that health institutions should be put on red alert because of the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

According to the World Health Organisation on Monday, a total of 39 Ebola virus disease cases had been reported in DRC from April 4 through May 13, including 19 deaths. "All is ready now to really use it".

The vaccine, developed by Merck in 2016, has proven safe and effective in human trials, but it is still experimental as it does not yet have a license. It must be kept at -60 to -80 degrees Celsius (-76°F to -112°F), creating huge logistical challenges. It was tested in West - Africa in 2015 during an Ebola epidemic that killed more than 11,300 people in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia.

West Bengal panchayat elections: Repoll ordered in 568 booths
Widespread violence during the panchayat polls in West Bengal on Monday left at least 12 people dead and 43 injured. The BDOs and SDOs of blocks where repoll will take place have been advised to make announcements on loudspeakers.

It said 393 people who identified as contacts of Ebola patients were being followed up.

The Senate on Tuesday adopted various resolutions to prevent an outbreak of ebola virus in Nigeria. "If a general can not be with its troops in the front line it's not a general", he said. We have to go and show that that should really stop.

After meeting DRC President Joseph Kabila in Kinshasa, the WHO chief praised the government's very strong leadership in responding to the health crisis and its good coordination with partners like Unicef and Doctors without Borders.

The Health Ministry said a vaccination programme would start on the weekend in Democratic Republic of Congo's northwestern Equateur province, where dozens of others are suspected to have been infected.

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