World Health Organization tracks 125 people newly infected with Ebola in DRC

Congo suffers eighth Ebola outbreak

The WHO declared Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, the three countries that had been most effected by the epidemic, free of Ebola in 2016.

The DRC has experienced Ebola outbreaks since 1976.

The report also confirmed that GAVI Global Vaccine Alliances have said that nearly 300,000 doses of Ebola would available to the country in case there is a massive outbreak.

Scottish nurse Pauline Cafferkey nearly died twice after contracting the virus during work in Sierra Leone. Nine people have been found displaying hemorrhagic symptoms indicative of the virus, and three of these have died.

Ebola virus disease (EVD) is a severe, highly infectious virus that is spread through contact with bodily fluids.

"WHO has already mobilized technical experts to be deployed on the ground and is ready to provide the leadership and technical expertise required to mount a coordinated and effective response", Moeti said.

Following the outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Friday, the Nigerian government has beefed up checks at its various airports.

She added that the full extent of the current outbreak of Ebola in the DRC was not yet clear, stating that extensive investigation and risk assessment were still being conducted.

"We chose the regions because they are in a great threat since the suspected people with Ebola can penetrate if precaution were not taken", the official said.

A health worker sprays a colleague with disinfectant during a training session for Congolese health workers to deal with Ebola virus in Kinshasa October 21, 2014.

"Of the cases and deaths, one has been tested PCR-positive for Ebola".

GAVI global vaccine alliance said on Friday some 300,000 emergency doses of an Ebola vaccine developed by Merck could be available in case of a large-scale outbreak, after the World Health Organization confirmed a fatal case in Congo.

There was an outbreak of the virus in Nigeria in 2014, after an infected Liberian, Patrick Sawyer, entered the country.

"So far there are 19 suspect cases, including three deaths and two lab-confirmed cases", a World Health Organization spokesperson in Geneva said via e-mail.

The Likati health zone is around 1,400 kilometres from the capital Kinshasa. In addition, two American nurses were infected after caring for a Liberian man who died from the virus in the hospital where they worked in Texas.

Cholera has killed at least 115 people in the Yemeni capital Sanaa, the local Saba news agency said, after authorities on Sunday declared a state of emergency over the outbreak and called for global help to avert disaster.

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