DR Congo Ebola outbreak: World Health Organization holds crisis talk as cases spread

Congo's Ebola risk 'very high' as confirmed virus cases rise

The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has spread to a city, the World Health Organisation said Thursday, raising concern the deadly virus may prove tougher to contain. The city is about 93 miles from Bikoro, the rural area where the outbreak was announced last week. The other death was a suspected case in Wangata, a suburb of Mbandaka on the Congo River, the ministry said.

Ilunga said of the current 25 deaths, only one has been confirmed as Ebola, adding that no new health professionals have been contaminated.

According to the Ministry, "In total since the start of the epidemic, there have been 45 cases of hemorrhagic fever, including 10 suspected cases, 21 probable cases, and 14 confirmed cases", the ministry said in a statement on Friday. That new death had epidemiological ties to another case.

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Meanwhile, the public relations officer in the same ministry, Doreen Motshegwa, said their health officials are on high alert and have put measures in place to ward off the spread of the Ebola outbreak in the DRC. A newly confirmed case in a densely populated part of the country will complicate attempts to control the outbreak, the statement said. One nurse had died, and three others were among suspected cases since the outbreak began.

Until now, the outbreak was confined to remote areas, where Ebola, which is spread by bodily fluids, travels more slowly.

The Commission noted that the allocated funding would "ensure deployment of relevant surge capacity to the affected areas, surveillance and contact tracing of Ebola victims as well as active case finding for early detection of those infected". An initial €1.5 million [$1.7 million] will provide logistics support to the World Health Organization (WHO), and a further €130,000 offered to the International Federation of the Red Cross for life-saving interventions by the Congolese Red Cross. The Central African Republic and the Republic of Congo are close by.

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"As more evidence comes in of the separation of cases in space and time, and healthcare workers getting infected, and people attending funerals and then travelling quite big distances - it's got everything we would worry about", he told Reuters. The virus is initially transmitted to people from wild animals, including bats and monkeys.

The DRC is at its ninth Ebola outbreak since 1976.

The virus is endemic to DRC, and causes an acute, serious illness, which is often fatal if untreated.

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