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LATEST_UPDATE_ON Fri, 26 May 2017 - 14:17
Second Case of Ebola Confirmed in Congo Says WHO

Photo: GranmaA second case of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been confirmed by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

This follows a previous outbreak of 17 other suspected cases in the nation.

Officials are trying to locate 125 people who are believed to be linked to cases identified in the remote northeastern province of Bas-Uele in Congo.

Three people have died so far in the 19 suspected and confirmed cases, a WHO's Congo spokesman said.

The latest outbreak comes one year after the end of the epidemic which killed more than 11,000 people across West Africa.

A staggering 300,000 emergency doses of an Ebola vaccine, developed by Merck, could be made available in case of a large-scale outbreak, the GAVI global vaccine alliance said.

The World Health Organization,WHO, evaluates to use newly developed vaccines against Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Also South Sudan Minister of Health Makur Koriom,announced they are taking precautionary measures at the border crossings and are informing the people about the disease.

Congo, whose forests contain the River Ebola, where the disease was first detected in 1976, has experienced many outbreaks.

Ebola is also called hemorragic fever and iti is a fatal disease that could be infected because of the contact with wild animals and then it spreads person to person. There is no health method to neutralize it yet.

The incubetion period could last from 2 to 21 days is recognized by fever,intense waekness,muscular pains, headache.soar thouth, vomits, diarrea,skin rash, kidney trouble,internal and external bleedings. / PL


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