Number of People Infected With Ebola in DR Congo Rises to 32

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Over the last four decades, the Democratic Republic of Congo has experienced eight Ebola outbreaks.

The outbreak declaration was made after laboratory results confirmed two cases of Ebola out of a sample of five suspected patients, World Health Organization said. The team will also set up an active case search and contact tracing, establish Ebola treatment units to care for patients, set up mobile labs, and engage the community on safe practices.

Ebola virus disease, which most commonly affects people and nonhuman primates such as monkeys, gorillas and chimpanzees, is caused by one of five Ebola viruses. Around 50 per cent of patients die, according to the WHO.

On 8 May, the Congo informed the World Health Organization (WHO) of a new outbreak of Ebola in a remote area and said there have been 32 suspected cases since 4 May including 18 deaths.

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Angola is taking measures to prevent the Ebola virus disease, following its outbreak in neighboring Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), according to a document issued by the Angolan Health Ministry here Friday.

The virus is transmitted to people from wild animals and spreads in the human population through human-to-human transmission.

Most of the country's outbreaks burn out quickly because they occur in relatively remote areas-but each has had a high fatality rate. However, the affected health area of Bikoro covers 1,075 km2 and has a population of 163, 065 inhabitants.

The WHO has also established its Incident Management System that would help build a workforce centered on helping out with the current EVD outbreak.

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After announcing the first confirmed death a day ago in a new outbreak of the virus, Congo's health minister said 11 other were confirmed to be infected, including three medical staff. Bikoro health zone is 250 km from Mbandaka, capital of Equateur Province in an area of the country that is that is very hard to reach.

Thanks to their quick response, the efforts of WHO, DRC, and its partners to minimize the impact of the outbreak were successful.

But, since the 2014-16 outbreak, other countries have had Ebola outbreaks, which many people may not have heard about.

Though the DRC has its own unique cultural practices, he said funeral rituals in the country that include washing and having contact with the dead body and the use of traditional healers, both of which played a superspreading role in in West Africa's 2014-16 outbreak, are similar to those in West Africa. Reminiscing the last outbreak begs the question: Is screening enough? "Or perhaps you encountered saliva or guano on a piece of fruit which an infected fruit bat was involved with", says Daniel Bausch, a veteran Ebola responder and director of the U.K. Public Health Rapid Support Team.

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Deputy Director-General of Emergency Preparedness and Response Peter Salama is reported by Reuters to have said that his outfit is "preparing for the worst-case scenario".

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