Another Case Of Ebola Detected In Congo

DR Congo: efforts to control Ebola epidemic continue, UN food relief agency doubles assistance to affected people

DR Congo: efforts to control Ebola epidemic continue, UN food relief agency doubles assistance to affected people

Over the next six months, WFP will almost double its food assistance and nutritional support to 440,000 Ebola-affected people in DR Congo, Mr. Verhoosel announced, adding that this would include "primarily contacts of victims and their families, as well as confirmed and suspected cases". He was isolated at an Ebola treatment centre on Tuesday.

Reports from DRC journalists and worldwide media outlets said the case was announced at a media briefing where the head of a presidential expert committee, Jean Jacques Muyembe Tamfum, PhD, shared details about the development.

The newest particular person with the illness began creating signs on July 22, after arriving from a mining space exterior town, the well being official quoted the pinnacle of Congo's Ebola response workforce, Jean-Jacques Muyembe, as saying in an official assertion. Goma is an especially worrisome area, because the capital of North Kivu province is home to about 2 million people and sits on the border with Rwanda.

The World Health Organization (W.H.O) has declared the current Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo a public health emergency of worldwide concern.

The ongoing Ebola outbreak in DRC has already killed more than 1,700 people, said UNICEF. Health officials are still investigating 321 suspected cases.

A Congolese health official said all measures have been put in place to ensure that the case is taken care of in Goma.

Authorities say the patient is believed to have returned to the community.

Verhoosel says WFP urgently needs $50 million over the next six months to carry out its operation in conflict-ridden North Kivu and Ituri provinces, as well as in neighboring Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and South Sudan.

"That help us and that help WHO and the Government to have those people coming to the health centers where they receive the food." he said.

This is the second worst Ebola outbreak of all time, in DR Congo.

With Ebola accelerating in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the UN World Food Programme (WFP) announced on Friday that it plans to scale up and double food assistance to people affected by the disease.