Another Ebola epidemic declared in Congo amid COVID-19 crisis

Another Ebola epidemic declared in Congo amid COVID-19 crisis

- Another Ebola outbreak hit the Democratic Republic of Congo amid COVID-19 crisis

- There are five people who died in the western part of the country due to the new epidemic

- The WHO said that the confirmation means that coronavirus is not the only health threat that people face

- Aside from Ebola and COVID-19, Congo is also experiencing measles epidemic

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The Democratic Republic of Congo declared on Monday the birth of another Ebola epidemic in the western city of Mbandaka.

KAMI learned that the said country is also battling the world’s “largest” measles epidemic and the dreadful novel coronavirus disease.

Eteni Longondo, the health minister of the said republic, confirmed to the media that there are four individuals who passed away because of Ebola.

However, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) stated that a fifth person has died on Monday due to the said disease.

"We have a new Ebola epidemic in Mbandaka. We are going to very quickly send them the vaccine and medicine,” Longondo announced.

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Another Ebola epidemic declared in Congo amid COVID-19 crisis

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It is still unclear how the disease hit Mbandaka considering that it is 750 miles away from the eastern part of the country where another outbreak is on-going.

The World Health Organization (WHO) reminded the public that the declaration of a new outbreak in Congo just means that COVID-19 is not the only health problem.

"This outbreak is a reminder that #COVID19 is not the only health threat people face,” tweeted Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the director-general of WHO.

Ebola is considered as one of the world’s most fatal viruses. Common symptoms include fever, sore throat, muscular pain, and headaches.

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Source: Kami.com.ph

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