Global panic at latest Ebola outbreak


A doctor attending to Ebola case

From JEAN KASSONGO in Kinshasa, DRC
KINSHASA, (CAJ News) – STAKEHOLDERS are making frantic efforts to thwart the spread of a deadly outbreak of Ebola that has claimed at least three lives in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
This is the first outbreak in the continent in more than three years and the seventh in DRC since 1976 when 280 people were killed.
More than 11 000 died of the disease in West Africa in 2013, the worst
ever outbreak in history.
Nine cases have been recorded in recent days over 40 years after the
killer disease broke out.
A 39-year-old man and two others that transported him to the hospital
where he died in the northern Likati Health Zone in Bas Uele Province are the casualties.
Symptoms such as haematuria, epistaxis, bloody diarrhoea, and haematemesis Sympotoms were noted.
Nigeria, among the countries affected by the outbreak in West Africa, said it was on high alert following the outbreak in DRC.
Health ministry spokesperson, Boade Akinola, said the country had directvport health officials to step up inspection activities and to report “any sick person or suspects.”
The World Health Organisation Rgional Director for Africa, Matshidiso
Moeti, on the weekend visited Kinshasa to discuss with national
authorities and partners ways to mount a rapid, effective and coherent
response in order to stop the ongoing outbreak.
“We encourage to public to work with the health authorities and take the necessary preventive measures to protect their health,” said Moeti.

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