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Christine Dumontet

Nurse

WHO: Cluster of presumptive Ebola cases in North Kivu in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

02 August 2018

WHO: Cluster of presumptive Ebola cases in North Kivu in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

World Health Organization: News Release  Kinshasa/Geneva: August 1 2018

 

The Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo announced today that preliminary laboratory results indicate a cluster of cases of Ebola virus in North Kivu province.

 

The announcement was issued little more than a week after the Ministry of Health declared the end of an outbreak in Equateur Province in the far western part of the country, some 2500 km from North Kivu.

 

The majority of the cases are in the Mangina health area which is 30 kilometres from the city of Beni. “This new cluster is occurring in an environment which is very different from where we were operating in the northwest,” said Dr Peter Salama, WHO Deputy Director-General, Emergency Preparedness and Response. “This is an active conflict zone. The major barrier will be safely accessing the affected population.”

 

Source: WHO: Cluster of presumptive Ebola cases in North Kivu in the Democratic Republic of the Congo