Congo confirms one dead from Ebola, 11 others infected

Map of the Democratic Republic of Congo locating a new outbreak of Ebola virus near the town of Bikoro on the shores of Lake Tumba in the north-western Equateur province

Map of the Democratic Republic of Congo locating a new outbreak of Ebola virus near the town of Bikoro on the shores of Lake Tumba in the north-western Equateur province

This came after two cases of Ebola were confirmed in regions of Bikoro. These belong to the Equateur Province.

The Congo DR government reported that about 17 people died following the resurgence of the virus on Monday in the country with many more suspected case, stressing that they are working in hand with the World Health Organization to ensure the virus is curtailed.

DRC has experienced several Ebola outbreaks since 1976, and the country is familiar with managing the disease. There are various hemorrhagic fevers including Ebola. Three other nurses also were being treated for a hemorrhagic fever, he said.

A further 1,773 suspected cases have been noted, with 685 having been eliminated and 422 still under investigation.

Costs for current Ebolavirus vaccine candidates are estimated to be in a range of Dollars 15-20 per dose, with some 462 million people living in the areas affected by Ebolavirus outbreaks, many of them in very remote rural areas.

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The outbreak comes after the World Bank stated previous year that Earth isn't ready for an "inevitable" pandemic, after stimulating four possible scenarios.

I'd also like to thank the courageous healthcare experts already working on this response, and on broader work to tackle disease outbreaks across the globe to stop these threats reaching our shores. Ebola often spreads to humans via infected bushmeat. It kills almost 90 percent of all infected.

Four new cases of Ebola have been detected in the Democratic Republic of Congo, two days after the country reported a fresh outbreak of the disease. He said: "We want to assure Nigerians that the federal government is concerned about the outbreak and will do everything possible to keep the country safe".

The 2014 global Ebola response drew criticism for moving too slowly and prompted an apology from the WHO. "We will gather more samples, conduct contact tracing, engage the communities with messages on prevention and control, and put in place methods for improving data collection and sharing".

The director of the National Institute of Biological and Bacterial Research, Dr. Jean Jacques Muyembe, said Wednesday that health experts should be able to quickly contain this outbreak because the area is so remote.

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